Pecan Pie Bars

(Carol Tharnish)

Crust:
3 cups white flour
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened

Crust:  In a large mixing bowl, combine into fine crumbs the flour, sugar, salt, and butter.  Press into an ungreased 15x10 or 11x7 baking sheet.  Bake 350 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Topping:
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans

Topping:  Mix together in a large bowl, eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla.  Stir in chopped pecans.  Pour onto baked crust.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.  Cut into squares while still warm.