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Pecan Pie Squares

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Ingredients

Crust:
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
Filling:
4 eggs,
1-1/2 cups light or dark corn syrup
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, blend together flour, sugar, butter and salt until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press firmly and evenly into a greased 15x10-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. In another bowl, combine eggs, syrup, 1-1/2 cups sugar, 3 tablespoons melted butter and vanilla. Stir in pecans. Spread over hot crust evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen squares

Julie Dobbeleare-Castens
Moline



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