Pecan Pie Bars

These are the best ever Pecan Pie Bars. This dessert recipe tastes just like pecan pie but in easy-to-eat bar form! Great for Thanksgiving or anytime of the year. These bars have a shortbread crust, sweet filling topped with pecans.

PECAN PIE BARS RECIPE

You know that feeling after Thanksgiving when you feel like you are going to explode? I feel that way right now.

We had a holiday dinner for the women in our church and we had a cookie exchange at the end (in addition to dessert already served).

You’re supposed to bring a dozen of your favorite cookies and then you take home a dozen assorted cookies from what other people brought. I made a plate and on the way home my mom and I had a bite of pretty much all of them.

Soooo sick. Good thing I made these Pecan Pie Bars earlier this week so I could actually enjoy them.

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HOW TO MAKE PECAN PIE BARS

eggs and nuts

The filling is simple. Nuts, eggs, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla.

The shortbread crust is melt in your mouth delicious. Just press it into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake.

Pour the filling over the crust.

Bake until the center is set.

pecan pie bars

They are just like pecan pie but in bar form. The crust melts in your mouth. They’re really sweet but aren’t all pecan pies?

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3.96 from 23 votes

Yield: 18 servings

These are the best ever Pecan Pie Bars. This recipe tastes just like pecan pie but in easy-to-eat bar form! Great for Thanksgiving or anytime of the year.

Crust:

  • 2
    cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/3
    cup
    white sugar
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 2/3
    cup
    unsalted butter, cold (10 2/3 Tablespoons)

Filling:

  • 3
    eggs
  • 1
    cup
    light corn syrup
  • 1/2
    cup
    white sugar
  • 1/2
    cup
    brown sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons
    butter, melted
  • 1
    teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3
    cups
    chopped pecans

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9X13 baking dish with heavy foil or parchment paper with the sides overhanging the dish and spray with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt. Cut in 2/3 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You can use a pastry blender or just two knives. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the prepared pan, and press in firmly.

  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven.

  4. While the crust is baking, prepare the filling. In a large bowl mix together the eggs, corn syrup, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the chopped pecans. Spread the filling evenly over the crust as soon as it comes out of the oven.

  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until set. I usually like things on the rare side and a little gooey but these you want cooked all the way through so make sure the middle is set. If the top starts getting to browned cover with aluminum foil.

  6. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into bars with a sharp knife.

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