Easy Pecan Pie Bars
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Pecan Pie Bars

These squares are so easy to make and believe it or not BETTER than pecan pie! They're rich, silky, and the shortbread crust is the stuff your buttery dreams are made of!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Bars and Squares, pecans, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16 people
Calories 387kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!

Ingredients

SHORTBREAD CRUST:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter cut into 16 pieces

PECAN PIE FILLING:

  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups pecans roughly chopped

Instructions

MAKE SHORTBREAD CRUST:

  • Adjust the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. Spray the foil lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl sift together the flour and powdered sugar. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. While still in the bowl, knead the dough until smooth, about 10 times. Pat the dough evenly into your prepared baking pan and prick with a fork 25-30 times.
    Pecan Pie Bars - Step 2
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until light brown in color. Move to a wire rack.
    Pecan Pie Bars - Step 3

MAKE PECAN PIE FILLING:

  • While the shortbread crust is baking prepare the filling. In a medium bowl add the eggs and sugar and beat until combined, about 1-2 minutes.
    Pecan Pie Bars - Step 4
  • Add the corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined, about 1 minute.
    Pecan Pie Bars - Step 5
  • Fold the pecans into the butter and corn syrup mixture.
    Pecan Pie Bars - Step 6

FINISH:

  • Pour the filling over the crust and bake until the topping is golden brown and set about 25-35 minutes.
    Pecan Pie Bars - Step 7
  • Let cool for at least 2 hours and then cut into 16 squares.
    Easy Pecan Pie Bars with Shortbread Crust

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.2mg