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photoPecan Pick-Ups

1/2 (1 stick) cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup flour
Pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
To make crust, blend butter, powdered sugar, flour and salt with fork. Pat into greased 9-inch square pan, covering only bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes. While baking, prepare filling.

Combine brown sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla, salt and pecans, then pour onto partly baked crust. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until set. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Makes 36 bars.

From Karen Haram, food editor, San Antonio (Texas) Express-News

[Times photo: Patty Yablonski]