As we all know, 'tis the season for pie. There are so many different choices: apple pie, cherry-berry pie, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie. Round pies are such a timeless dessert, however, making pie into bars is just another way to pay homage to the classic holiday dessert. The pecan pie bar will make it so that you can easily sneak in a bite no matter what you are doing.

Pecan Pie Bars

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:1 hr 10 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 25 mins
  • Servings:16
  • Easy


  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup chilled butter
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups corn syrup dark is best
  • 2 cups chopped pecan roughly non-toasted
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  • Step 1

    Line 8×8-inch" baking pan with aluminum foil or butter. (It makes removing easier.) Preheat oven to 350°F for aluminum bake ware and 325ºF for glass bake ware.

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  • Step 2

    Mix together the flour and sugar. Then mix in butter until it is a corn meal like consistency.

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  • Step 3

    Press mixture into the bottom of the pan and bake until it has golden brown edges, around 20 minutes.

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  • Step 4

    Mix together brown sugar and flour. Then whisk in eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and corn syrup. Let mixture stand (around 15 minutes) stirring occasionally. Mix in the pecans then dump this mixture on top of the shortbread as soon as it is removed from the oven.

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  • Step 5

    Return pan to oven for another 40-50 minutes. The center should wobble (like jelly) but it should not be runny (like pudding).

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  • Step 6

    Cool pan to room temperature then move to the fridge for it to sit overnight before cutting into it. Then serve.

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So whether you are a person who likes to eat pie in all situations or you just are looking for a modern take on pies, this is the recipe for you. Impress your friends and grandma with this exciting new take on a classic. So let's get back to our roots and get baking.