Williamsburg Inn Pecan Bars
I found many interesting dishes and several we ordered in the taverns. The recipe that caught my attention right away was Williamsburg Inn Pecan Bars. It's a pecan pie like filling sitting on a lemony shortbread crust.
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon lemon rind
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons whipping cream
- 1 1/2 cups pecan chopped or halves
Prepare one (9x9 inch) baking pan by spraying with baking spray or coat with oil and flour. Cream butter and sugar; add egg and lemon rind and beat well. Sift together flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture and beat well. Chill dough until firm. Press the dough in the bottom of the prepared pan. . The dough will be about 1/8 inch thick. Prick all over with a fork. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in a 375 degree oven until the dough looks half done. Remove and follow instructions for Pecan Topping.
Put butter, sugar and honey in a deep, heavy saucepan; boil and stir constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool slightly and add cream and pecans, mix well. Spread the topping evenly over the surface of the partially baked sugar dough with a buttered wooded spoon or flexible spatula. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool and cut into 1 x 2 inch bars.