Sunday, September 4, 2011

PPQ: Texas Pecan Pie Bars


How do you pronounce "pecan?"  Do you say puh-con, pee-con, or pee-can?  I personally go with puh-con, but when talking about pie, I say pee-can pie.  Though for some reason I call these puh-con pie bars.  No reason, it's just the way it comes out.  I'm not sure if the different pronunciations are regional, or if they are just a personal thing.  But either way, pecan pie is definitely a popular and well-loved dessert.  And just like any dessert, turning it into portable portions is always a hit.

These bars start with a shortbread crust, and are then topped with a sweet, sticky filling that's studded not only with pecans, but with shredded coconut as well.  The coconut doesn't really contribute much flavor, but adds a great texture.  And as they bake, the top forms a nice crackly crust.

These are super sweet, and I'm sure you could decrease the sugar quite a bit.  But the whole point of pecan pie is to be sweet and sticky, so I don't think I'll change a thing next time I make these.  I took a platter of them to a neighborhood potluck, and everyone seemed to enjoy them.  And serving them out of cupcake liners definitely helps with the sticky filling!

This week's recipe was chosen by Beth of The Powdered Plum.  She has the full recipe posted on her blog if you are interested!


12 comments:

Sharon said...

Ok, maybe I am crazy, but I can't find that recipe. Help!

Mali from ATX said...

In Texas were the Pecan Tree is the state tree we pronounce it puh-con.

warmvanillasugar said...

Yum! These sound so tasty. Great recipe!

Lauren said...

These look and sound delish! Thanks for sharing!

Nicole, RD said...

Going for the recipe next - I love pecan pie anything. There's no going wrong with pecans and brown sugar :)

Deb said...

Can't find the recipe! Help!!

Grace said...

Ohmygod those look awesome. I wish I could cook.

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Anonymous said...

These look so yummy. Can't find the recipe either.. :(

Josie said...

The recipe is posted now on The Powdered Plum!

Kim Anderson said...

Where is the recipe? :)

agiltnutmeg said...

Beautiful picture, Josie!

agiltnutmeg said...

Beautiful picture, Josie!

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