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Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars are dessert bars that start with a baked crust and are filled with all the nutty and gooey flavors of a true pecan pie filling.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pecan Pie Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 635 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 227g) butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups (256g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar

Filling

  • cups chopped pecans, divided
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • cups light corn syrup
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature and beaten

Instructions

Crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, blend together the softened butter, flour, and sugar with a pastry cutter, a fork, or your hands.

  3. Press into the bottom of the lined baking dish.

  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until firm and golden.

Filling

  1. Add 1 1/4 cups of the chopped pecans to the bottom of the baked crust. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pecans for the topping.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugars, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and beaten eggs. Be sure to not over mix the eggs. Just beat them enough to break them up.

  3. Pour over crust and pecans. Top with reserved pecans.

  4. Bake, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes, or until only slightly jiggly in the center.

  5. Remove the bars from the oven and let them rest for about 30 minutes before cutting and serving. Can also be refrigerated overnight before serving.