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A perfectly cut rectangle bar of a pecan pie

How to Make Rich and Nutty Pecan Pie Bars at Home

An absolute delight for pecan lovers, Pecan Pie Bars bring the rich, delectable flavor of a classic pecan pie into a compact, easy-to-enjoy form. These sweet, nutty, and slightly salty bars are perfect for dessert, a midday snack, or a unique breakfast treat. Let's explore the magic behind this mouth-watering recipe.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x

Ingredients

Scale

Crust:

1 1/3 cups (160g) Flour

1/3 cup (65g) Sugar

1/2 cup (115g) Butter (cold)

1/2 tsp (3g) Salt

Filling:

1/3 cup (70g) Brown Sugar

1/4 cup (30g) Flour

3 (150g) Eggs

2 tsp (10ml) Vanilla Extract

3/4 tsp (4.5g) Salt

1 cup (310g) Corn Syrup

1 1/2 cups (170g) Pecans (preferably roasted)

Instructions

Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Grease a 9-inch square mold and line with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, add butter in chunks, then combine with flour, sugar, and salt.
  4. Use your hands to rub the mixture until it resembles crumbs.
  5. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared mold.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes.

Filling:

  1. In a separate bowl, mix together flour and brown sugar.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and corn syrup. Mix well.
  3. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
  4. (Optional but highly recommended) Chop some pecans and roast them at 325°F for 7-10 minutes; this will make all the difference.
  5. When the crust comes out of the oven, add pecans to the filling.
  6. Pour the filling over the hot crust immediately.
  7. Return to the oven and bake for 20 minutes. The center will still jiggle a little when done.
  8. Let it cool down for 1 hour, then refrigerate overnight.

Cutting and Serving:

  1. The next day, unmold the dessert.
  2. Cut into 12 bars.
  3. Enjoy!
  • Author: Sandrine Pearson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: International
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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