Ultranutty Pecan Bars
Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2015, America's Test Kitchen TV
By banishing the custard filling in favor of a topping that emphasizes the pecan’s nutty richness, we made this bar cookie simpler, too.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Pecan bars usually take the lead from pecan pie and are more about a thick, custardy filling than the pecans. We wanted a bar cookie that made the nuts the main focus. For the filling, we increased the amount of pecans to a full pound and t...