Pecan Bars with Shortbread Crust

As a Southern girl born in Chattahoochee County, Georgia, I have pecan pie running through my veins.  It’s one of the first desserts I can remember Olga Mae (my Grandma) ever serving me, and it might be my favorite overall flavor combination.  The deep, caramel flavor with a little salt, a lot of sweet, and the crunch of the nuts… it covers all my craves right there!  But, over time, I’ve gotten to where I don’t really want all the gooshy parts of the pie.  You know what I mean.  I don’t want too much of the sweet stuff that surrounds the pecans, I just want all the pecans!  My Pecan Bar recipe has all the best parts of a pecan pie, without an overload of the sticky part of the filling.  It’s got a salty and sweet pecan mixture on top of a tender and buttery shortbread crust, and it’s delicious! (Read more…)

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