This is the Best Pecan Pie Bars recipe with a caramelized pecan pie on a flaky shortbread crust. With an amazing taste, this are sure to please a crowd.
Pecan Pie Bars
On the heels of my last recipe feature, delicious Maple Pecan Butter Tarts is this classic Holiday Bars recipe. Yep, this season I’m all about the pecan-love!
The thing that I love most about these bars is that they are the perfect handheld dessert, just like these Pecan Haystacks.
While I love Chocolate Pecan Tart, sometimes a whole slice of pie is oftentimes too much for me, I love sneaking a bite-sized treat like this at leisure. It’s enough to satisfy yet not go overboard.
Also, think about it, no plates or forks to dirty! Forget the chicken, this is finger licking good.
This particular bar recipe is one that has so many variations, which can have many different results of course. There really is a ton out there to choose from! Yet, they are not all the same my friends.
When making pecan bars in the past, I found some came out too runny, others too hard, and just overall not that impressive. So after time and trial, this is my own perfected recipe.
How do you make pecan pie bars?
This classic pie recipe yet in bar form is pretty simple to make. First you bake a shortbread crust. Then, top with a filling which includes sugar, flour, salt, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla and pecans!
The soft and gooey filling for this bar recipe is divine. For those that love pecan pie, this is a great bite-sized bar that is perfect for entertaining and potlucks.
Do pecan pie bars need to be refrigerated?
Yes, store them in the fridge in an airtight container once cooled. I find they help keep the shape better especially this time of year when the furnace is on non-stop.
Can I freeze pecan pie bars?
You absolutely can freeze them! Pecan Pie Bars is one recipe that freezes wonderful. Just let it cool completely, cut into bars, wrap tightly and freeze. When needed, let the bars thaw completely in the refrigerator, and enjoy as you wish!
Pecan Pie Bars is a great recipe to have on hand for impromptu company, like Confetti Squares. I like to make a plate for guests, along with White Chocolate Trash Snack Mix – and then you have a trio of holiday goodness!
As you can see, I’m talking about Christmas, when in reality Pecan Pie and Pecan Pie Bars are famous for being a popular and much-loved Thanksgiving dessert. I say why limit yourself?
Mmmm, this traditional dessert will always be a classic hit!
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cups dark corn syrup
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Ina bowl combine flour, butter and sugar to make the crust. Using a mixer, beat on medium until it resembles coarse crumbs. Press the mixture into a lined and greased 13x9 baking pan. Bake for 17-19 minutes, until the edges are a light brown.
- While crust is cooking, combine sugar and flour into a large bowl. Add in the corn syrup, eggs, and vanilla - mix well. Stir in the pecans and pour evenly on top of baked crust.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges crisp a little and the middle is firm. Knife inserted should come out clean. Note, that is you use a different size pan, cooking time will vary.
- When cooked, remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 16 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 144mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 4g