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Department store pecan bars

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I am about to cry. I had a treasured recipe which I used just two weeks ago and now can't find it. I am hoping someone can help. It was cut from a magazine. It had been printed among favorites from different years past (and I think this might have been from the '40s - but the magazine was probably about 8 years ago). This was from a department store - not sure where - maybe midwest (but that's a guess) where they served these. They were award winning then and now. The magazine printed it as it had been described back then - so not as if the ingredients were listed separately as we do now. It had a wonderful shortbread crust with pecan caramel topping. I've had a version of it in a restaurant where they named them pecan diamonds - but that wasn't what the article called them. OHHHHHHH -- I hope someone can help!

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just Google pecan diamonds, many recipe links come up.


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yes - i had spent a great deal of time trying to find MY beloved recipe - but couldn't - but thankfully, it turned up under a pile! HURRAY! Thanks for the suggestion. I am sure you know - not all recipes are great ones!

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Are you going to post it now? :)


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sure - if you'd like it! Only need to ask!

in bowl, cream together 1 1/2 sticks softened unsalted butter with 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 3/4 t salt. Beat in 1 lg egg plus 2 T lightly beaten egg. Add 2 3/4 cups flour and stir.

Press into cookie sheet bake 375 for 15-20 min. cool in pan on rack.

in saucepan, combine 1 1/3 cups light brown sugar, 1 stick unsalted butter, 1/2 cup honey,and 1/4 cup half and half- bring to boil stirring. Stir in 14 ounces chopped pecans. Cool.

Spread evenly over base and bakein preheated 375 oven for 15 min or till bubbly.

This is from Cloudt's grocery store printed by Gourmet magazine. IMHO THE BEST!

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There's also a recipe for Cloudt's Pecan Treats on the Andrea Meyers blog:

http://andreasrecipes.com/2008/12/07/cloudts-pecan-treats-12-days-of-cookies/


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Steven - is this a blog that you follow? Or did you google Cloudt's - If I had only been able to remember the name of the store I wouldn't have had to angst the way I did!

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