Sunday, January 23, 2011

National Pie Day: Pecan Pie Bars!

I love to bake, but the truth is, pies are not one of my specialties.  I've conquered layer cakes, cupcakes, tiramisu and everything else you can think of.  So when Thanksgiving rolled around, and it was time to prepare dessert I chickened out in the pie making department.  Instead, I came up with this recipe.  It tastes just like pecan pie, only in bar form.  Easier to make, easier to bake and easier to serve.  Happy National Pie Day!  Sort of.
Pecan Pie Bar Party Guests...
Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar
and 1 cup butter until the mixture
resembles coarse crumbs.
Press crust mixture into greased
pan and bake 20 minutes.

Combine eggs, corn syrup, sugar,
melted butter and vanilla.

Add pecans to filling mixture.
Spread filling over hot crust.
Bake 25 minutes or until set.
Cool completely before slicing.
Happy National Pie Day!  Enjoy!

Pecan Pie Bars

3 cups flour
½ cup white sugar
1 cup butter
½ teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 ½ cups light corn syrup
1 ½ cups white sugar
3 tablespoons butter melted
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
2 ½ cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease the sides and bottom of a 15x10 inch jelly roll pan.  In a large bowl, combine the flour, ½ cup sugar, butter and salt until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Press firmly into prepared pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  In a large bowl, stir the eggs, corn syrup, 1 1/2 cups white sugar, melted butter and vanilla until blended.  Stir in chopped pecans.  Spread the filling evenly over the hot crust.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until set.  Cool completely before slicing.

Prep Time:  Approximately 15 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 45 minutes


  1. These look wonderful, hubby will love these! Pinned!

  2. Thanks for the pin! My husband and I don't care for pecan pie, so my best friend LOVES it when I make these because I usually share half the pan!


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