Easier than Pie: Pecan Pie Bars

I’m so happy that I made the decision to make one pie for Thanksgiving and not two as I had originally intended. These Pecan Pie Bars taste just like the real thing, and they’re much easier to make!

Start with the shortbread base

While the base is baking, start on the topping

One word: Delicious

I think you should make these for Thanksgiving as well.

Very quick and easy

And so…so… delicious…

The good thing about making bars…

You get to taste test them before serving!

Recipe from Gourmet Magazine:

Shortbread Base
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F.Cut butter into 1/2-inch pieces. In a food processor process all ingredients until mixture begins to form small lumps. Sprinkle mixture into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan and with a metal spatula press evenly onto bottom. Bake shortbread in middle of oven until golden, about 20 minutes. While shortbread is baking, prepare topping

Pecan Pie Bars


8 ounces pecans (about 2 cups)
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons heavy cream
hot shortbread base
Preparation: Preheat oven to 350°F.In a food processor coarsely chop pecans. In a heavy saucepan melt butter and stir in brown sugar, honey, and cream. Simmer mixture, stirring occasionally, 1 minute and stir in pecans. Pour pecan mixture over hot shortbread and spread evenly. Bake in middle of oven until bubbling, about 20 minutes. Cool completely in pan and cut into 24 bars. Bar cookies keep, covered, 5 days at room temperature.


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5 responses to “Easier than Pie: Pecan Pie Bars

  1. Amy Fitzgerald

    I’m begging you to make these for game night!

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  3. Jasmine

    Sherri, I’ve been checking in on your blog every once in a while. What a very fun hobby! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I LOVE pecan pie. Hope all is well.

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