Bars of Pecan Pie Recipe

Bars of Pecan Pie - These Pecan Pie Bars have a sweet filling sandwiched between layers of chopped pecans, giving them the taste of a pecan pie in a dessert bar. The soft, ooey-gooey filling is filled into the baked crust, which is then covered with even more pecans for a crispy finish.

Bars of Pecan Pie Recipe

SERVINGS PREP TIME COOK TIME TOTAL TIME
12 15 Min 65 Min 1 Hour 20 Min

INGREDIENTS

CRUST
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 227g) room temperature butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (256g)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100g)

FILLING
  • 1 1/2 cup pecans, sliced, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar (granulated)
  • a quarter cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup corn syrup (light)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 big beaten eggs, room temperature

INSTRUCTIONS

CRUST
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and parchment paper a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Using a pastry cutter, a fork, or your hands, combine the softened butter, flour, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Press into the bottom of the baking dish that has been lined.
  4. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until golden and strong.

FILLING
  1. 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 1/4 cup pecans are set aside for the topping.
  2. Whisk together the sugars, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and beaten eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Make sure the eggs aren't over-mixed. Just give them enough of a beating to break them up.
  3. Pour over the pecans and crust. Reserve the pecans for the top.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes, uncovered, or until the center is just slightly jiggly.
  5. Remove the bars from the oven and set aside for 30 minutes to cool before cutting and serving. It's also fine to keep it in the fridge overnight before serving.


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