I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying this long holiday weekend celebrating! I know that I have a lot to be thankful for and really need to start practicing the attitude of gratitude all year round… not just on Thanksgiving.
Every year my cousins host a Pie Bake Party on Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and they take orders ahead of time from all the guests invited. They make and send every guest home with at least one pie so that they can, in turn, bring the pie(s) to their own Thanksgiving celebration. A lot of the guests also come in and help with the pie making themselves. This has been a family & friend Thanksgiving tradition for 25 years now. It’s a ton of fun to see all the pies come out of the ovens while there is a full blown party with appetizers, sandwiches & drinks going on at the same time! It usually gets pretty crazy around 9 o’clock when the guests are all here and the pies start getting boxed up. This year I think there were a total of 42 pies made. Some years there have been over 50 made! Crazy.
But all the pie talk got me thinking about Pecan Pie, one of my Thanksgiving favorites, and so I found a simple recipe in the form of bars that I thought the Bears might enjoy, especially knowing that they had to play a game in Detroit on the actual holiday and wasn’t sure if everyone would get home in time to enjoy any pie with family or friends. I thought it would be nice to send a little taste of a traditional Thanksgiving treat a couple days ahead of the holiday. Well, I was told on treat day that they all got eaten so I guess I’ll take that as a sure sign that they were well received. I thought they were decent, but part of me thought they could use a little something more… I was so tempted to add a layer of melted milk chocolate on top, until I realized I was out of milk chocolate and didn’t have time to run out for some. So, I’ll let you be the judge of adding a layer of chocolate on top or not. Either way, you will enjoy this simple shortbread crust, and pecan toffee filling bar if you like Pecan Pie… obviously 🙂 Just be sure to find the toffee bits with chocolate (not the plain toffee bits). So here is the recipe from a sight called “A Taste of Home“Pecan Pie Bars
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