Pecan Pie Bars
Blake (my fiancé) has a Thanksgiving lunch at work every year. After three years, he finally asked me to make something for it! I headed to Pinterest and started looking up recipes. He picked out these Pecan Pie Bars and I got to baking. I was impressed with how easy this recipe was; after 20 minutes I had these bars in the oven. If you need a quick holiday dessert, these Pecan Pie Bars are awesome!
- For Crust
- 2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened (I buy Land O’Lakes)
- 2/3 Cup packed brown sugar
- 2 2/3 Cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- For Topping
- 1 Stick unsalted butter
- 1 Cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/3 Cup honey
- 2 Tablespoons heavy cream (I buy Land O’Lakes)
- 2 Cups chopped pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides.
- I love the overhanging parchment paper trick! It makes life so much easier when your dish is finished.
- For the crust, cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Add in the flour and salt and mix until crumbly.
- Press the crust into the lined pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- While the crust bakes, prepare the filling. Combine the butter, brown sugar, honey, and heavy cream in a saucepan and stir over medium heat. Simmer the mixture for 1 minute and stir in the chopped pecans.
- Remove the crust from the oven and immediately pour the pecan filling over the crust, making sure to cover the entire surface.
- Return the pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and allow the bars to fully cool in the pan.
- Use the overhang to lift out the Pecan Pie Bars. Slice into bars and serve.
That’s all there is to it! If these Pecan Pie Bars end up on your holiday table, tag us in your Instagram picture (@wherever_i_mayroamblog). We would love to see them!
For a printable version of the recipe, click here.
Note: I am a huge coupon shopper! When grocery shopping, I try to buy ingredients that are on sale but I always buy Land O’Lakes Butter and Half and Half. There are a few items that I will only buy name brand and these Land O’Lakes products are two of them!
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