As mentioned yesterday, I spent Thanksgiving dinner with my friend and her family.
They’re wonderful. And because they’re wonderful, I feel the need to find a way to thank them for everything. Because they invited me to dinner, I offered to bring a little something to add to the table.Pecan Pie Bars…
In my opinion, pecan pie is one of the top three foods of the holiday. Right up there with povatica and stuffing.
The corn syrup and sugar combo and I have a fling from Thanksgiving to Christmas every year.
After that? I need my space. Sorry. I don’t seem to do well with long term relationships. It’s me, not you.Unless, of course, we’re talking about wine and chocolate. With them? I’m in it for the long haul. We’re very happy together.
Anyhoo. What was I talking about?
Oh yeah- pecan pie.
Normally, I’m a purist when it comes to pecan pie. But the only cookie/bar recipe to be found was one that included chocolate chips.It was frustrating. But then again… it IS chocolate. Who am I to complain?Thank you, Brown Eyed Baker. This one is a real winner.
A few tips, though:
1. Make the day before. That way, you can refrigerate the pan before cutting- makes for a way prettier end result.2. Take all but one or two to the party. Otherwise you’ll end up with dessert liners all up on your coffee table and have no clue as to what just happened in less than 15 minutes.3. Do counterbalance your pecan pie deliciousness with a little somethin’ somethin’ in attempts to look like a responsible grown adult:My choice was a chicken artichoke wrap with black olives and a little mozzarella. Veggies in general are a good way to battle the bulge of holiday spirit. Just make sure, if it’s a Friday and you have intentions of welcoming in a male visitor, that you pick ones that won’t make you feel bloated. And definitely don’t add onions. Even if they would have been delicious.
That’s what I would do anyway…
4. Also, if you intend to have a male visitor, maybe leave a couple lying around along with the cinnamon roll sugar cookies left over from earlier in the week. It makes you look all domesticated and all that.
I mean… that’s what I would do. If I were in that situation…