Brown Butter Pecan Pie Bars
Do you guys know about brown butter? It's basically life changing for all dessert and savory foods alike, and at the very least, will make your house smell amazing. More on brown butter in a second.
First let's talk about pies. What is your take on pecan pie? I feel like you are either all in or all out with pecan pie. I am in, all in. I love that ooey gooey toffee flavored goo with the crunch of pecans. Yum.
I know I shared my Grandma's pie crust recipe the other day (which is super easy and delicious), but sometimes you just want an easy (more socially accepted in public) vehicle for the pecan pie filling that isn't a spoon straight out of the bowl while in my sweatpants, and that means a bar. So when I saw this recipe over on Sally's Baking Addiction site, I had to try it.
I was not disappointed. Mostly because it involves a brown butter crust. If you don't know about brown butter, then stop what you are doing right now and grab a sauté pan and a stick of butter. Brown butter has this sweet, nutty flavor that makes so many desserts (and savory foods) taste delicious. It's a very Fall type flavor and it's not difficult at all. You just melt butter in a pan until you see a color change and small brown flecks start to appear. Done and done.
This is a great recipe to bring to Thanksgiving if you are looking for something a little different but still the same great Thanksgiving flavors.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving foods? I love mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cheesy potatoes, apple pie and of course, pecan pie. So apparently, I love everything.
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