These rich Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars with Shortbread Crust are full of moist corn syrup-free filling, perfect for Thanksgiving dessert.
The water was clear and dark, and our kayaks slipped through like a warm knife cutting butter. It was unseasonably warm for our Canadian Thanksgiving, warm enough to warrant the use of kayaks on a small, hidden lake.
We passed a floating dock and a number of palatial and aging cottages before gliding back to our rented A-frame cottage. The damp foliage quietly disintegrating in clumps gave way under our sneakers as we climbed the steep staircase to the back porch.
Later, there would be stuffing and roasted meat, washed down with wine and a slice of my naked carrot cake. At the end of the meal over candlelight in the beautifully styled dining room of this fashionable cottage, I’d see my boyfriend’s face over Skype, wishing him a happy Thanksgiving while he was 1,500 kilometres away.
Thanksgiving. If you’re anything like me, pecan pie ignites the memory of Thanksgivings. Usually a lacklustre holiday for me, last year’s was a wonderful weekend away in Quebec at a rented cottage with my parents. While we didn’t have pecan pie—or these Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars—I sure wish we did….