Monday, October 22, 2007

Pecan Cheesecake Bars

I am not a fan of pecans or pecan pie. But, I really liked these! I made them Saturday for my son and his friends and they loved them.

The recipe comes from the Sept/Oct. issue of Southern Lady.

Pecan Cheesecake Bars

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour

1 1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar, divided

1/2 c. butter, softened

2 cups finely chopped pecans, divided

2 (8oz) pkgs of cream cheese, softened

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. milk

2 tea. vanilla extract

1/2 c. light corn syrup

1/3 c. butter, melted

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350.

In a medium bowl, combine flour and 3/4 c. brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resemble coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 c. of pecans. Press mixture evenly in bottom of a 13x9x2 baking pan. Bake 10 minutes and cool.

In a medium bowl combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add milk and vanilla, beating until combined. Pour into cooled crust. Bake for 15 minutes and cool for 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine 3/4 c. brown sugar, corn syrup, melted butter and eggs. Stir in

1 1/2 c. pecans. Pour over creamed cheese mixture in pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until center is set.

I refrigerated these and though they were better served cold.


Deborah said...

Ahhhh, these sound really great - I love pecan pie and bars. This is a must try for me!

Thanks for sharing Linda!


Andrea said...

You cannot go wrong with cream cheese. They look and sound delicious. Will have to give them a try.

Janice said...

Oh these sound wonderful! I'm like you and not terrible fond of pecan pie (too rich), but I want to give these a try! Thank you for sharing the recipe! :o)

PEA said...

Oh yummmmm, those look delish!! I love anything with pecans so that's my kind of recipe...will have to give them a try soon. xox

Katie said...

Oh my, those look just yummy. No calories, right?

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Hi Linda,
Those bars look really YUMMY! Thanks for sharing the recipe.