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Pecan Pie Bars - A yummy shortbread crust topped with a buttery, nutty pecan pie layer! Warning: HIGHLY addictive!
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Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

A yummy shortbread crust topped with a buttery, nutty pecan pie layer! Warning: HIGHLY addictive!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, pecan, pie
Servings: 20
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest finely grated
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 4 cups pecans chopped coarsely

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or prepare a 9×13 baking pan with a parchment paper sling.
  • For the crust, pulse the confectioners' sugar, flour, and salt together in a food processor. Gradually add 16 tablespoons of the softened butter and vanilla extract using pulse mode. Mix until just combined. Don't over process it will make the crust tough.
  • Pat the crust into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
  • For the pecan pie layer, melt the 11 tablespoons of butter, honey, cream, orange zest, and brown sugar together until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in pecans.
  • Spread over prepared crust.
  • Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 516IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg