The Best Pecan Shortbread Bars {Of All Time}




Best Pecan Shortbread Bars(Pecan Pie Bars) you will make and enjoy.These are the best and easy pecan pie bars recipe you will get to try,make this for Thanksgiving,Holidays/Christmas and share will family and friends.These are very easy,best delicious pecan squares that will serve as best alternative to  pecan pie and will be loved by all.The BEST pecan bars EVER!




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The best Pecan Shortbread Bars ( Pecan Pie Bars Recipe) of all time! So delicious and so easy,these are the best pecan pie bars to try next for Holidays / Thanksgiving / Christmas to share with your loved ones!



These pecan bars are the best alternative to pecan pie you can have and so easy to put together. 



All you need is to get all the ingredients together to get this deliciousness ready to be shared with everyone. 


This easy pecan pie bars recipe is my regular as they are easiest to put together and refrigerate well,freeze well too and make them in advance before serving a crowd.



These pecan pie bars freeze very well and you can enjoy them as and when you want.



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Pecan Shortbread Bars


Easiest and best pecan squares recipe is here to try and send to your family and friends .


Ingredients To Make Pecan Squares:



  • For Shortbread crust:  Flour ,Butter,Vanilla and Sugar.

  • For Pecan Pie Toppings:  Butter,Corn Syrup,Brown Sugar,Maple Syrup,Vanilla,Cream + Pecans




Tools / Ingredients Used To Make Pecan Shortbread Bars


















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How To Make Easy Pecan Pie Bars:



Few steps that ease making the best pecan pie squares are here:

  • Make the shortbread crust

  • Prepare the pecan pie topping

  • Bake the pecan pie bars and cut them on cooling




In detail the steps of how to make the best pecan pie bars:


Step1:  In a bowl add sugar,flour,salt,butter and vanilla,mix well and with hand or spatula mix well till it resembles crumbs / crumbly texture.


You should be able to hold it together to form a dough ball yet its dry.


Refer the pictures below to get the better idea about this step.


how to make pecan pie bars



Step2: Preheat the oven at 350F / 180C .

Line a 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper with extra parchment paper hanging out of the pan sides ,this is done to ease lifting out the pie out of the pan to cut it into bars.


Step3:  In the baking pan,pour the dough mix and press it well to cover all the corners of the pan to form the shortbread crust.


Bake the crust till sides are slightly brown for 15 to 20 mins.



Step4:  To prepare topping,in a pan add butter,corn syrup,brown sugar,maple syrup as shown in picture.


Let it come to a boil and boil for 3 to 4 mins.


Step5:  Reduce heat and add vanilla,cream and mix well.



how to make pecan shortbread bars



Step6:  Add a pinch of salt and chopped pecans and mix well.



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Step7:  Pour this in the baking pan with shortbread crust already baked.


Spread evenly to cover every corner of the pan.


Bake for 20 to 25 mins till top is caramelized and bubbly and almost set.



Step8:   Let it cool off completely before you cut the pie bars.


Store in bags in refrigerator or freeze them.



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delicious easy pecan pie bars


Frequently Asked Questions



How an I Tell If The Pecan Pie Bars Are Done?


When you have baked the pecan pie bars you can see that the topping is still bubbling and cooking,although the sides of the pan will look done but center will be wiggly.


When you take the baking pan out of the oven let it rest and cool off completely.


Topping will set completely after it has completely cooled.



Can I Make Pecan Pie Bars In Advance?





Yes! You can make it a day or two in advance and arrange the bars layered between the parchment paper to avoid sticking to each other.


Refrigerate them in a large bag layered properly to avoid sticking to each other.




Do Pecan Pie Bars Need To Be Refrigerated?


Just to be on a safer side to avoid any food borne diseases refrigerate these if you are planning to serve them in a day or two. For long term freeze them.


How to Freeze Pecan Pie Shortbread  Bars?


To freeze pecan pie bars,you need to cut them well,arrange in a freezer safe bag/bowl,layered with parchment paper pieces.


These pecan pie bars will stay well freezed for up to 2 months.


To serve thaw them in refrigerator section first then serve them. If you want to serve them cold but if you want warm then warm them for few minutes in oven and serve.



How To Avoid The Top Of Pecan Pie Bars From Being Runny?


To make sure that bars are baked well,make sure that once your bake time is over, the topping is not wiggly and set almost 80% , rest will be done when cooled completely.


If you still want to make sure they are set them you can bake for some extra time.



Can I Substitute Pecans With Walnuts?


Yes! You can use walnut chopped instead of pecans too.



Can I Make This Without Corn Syrup?


Yes! You can use maple syrup instead of corn syrup.





Tips To Make Pecan Pie Bars Recipe


  • You can add some chocolate chips to make them chocolate pecan pie bars.

  • Once you have finished baking the bars,still the bars will be wiggly and topping is not fully set,wait for some time for the topping to cool off.

  • Before you cut the bars they need to cool off completely.

  • They should stay covered on the counter without refrigeration is fine for about a day then refrigerate them.

  • These bars should stay fine freezed for upto 3 months.

  • Refrigerate the bars after you have cut them.They should stay fine after refrigeration for up to 4 days.

  • If the dough is sticky add in some extra flour.

  • Chopping pecans work well with food processor.

  • To ease better lifting the bars from the baking pan,use the parchment paper on the base of the bars with extra parchment paper hanging out of the pan.

  • For a gluten-free version, replace the flour with gluten-free flour.







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The Best Pecan Shortbread Bars {Of All Time}


The Best Pecan Shortbread Bars {Of All Time}
Yield: 20 Servings
Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 50 Mtotal time: 60 M
Best Pecan Shortbread Bars(Pecan Pie Bars) you will make and enjoy.These are the best and easy pecan pie bars recipe you will get to try,make this for Thanksgiving,Holidays/Christmas and share will family and friends.These are very easy,best delicious pecan squares that will serve as best alternative to pecan pie and will be loved by all.The BEST pecan bars EVER!

ingredients:

For Shortbread Crust:
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup + 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup + 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • a pinch Salt
For Pecan Pie Topping:
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Cream
  • 1.5 Cup Chopped Pecans

instructions:

How to cook The Best Pecan Shortbread Bars {Of All Time}

To make shortbread crust:
  1. In a bowl add sugar,flour,salt,butter and vanilla,mix well and with hand or spatula mix well till it resembles crumbs / crumbly texture.
  2. You should be able to hold it together to form a dough ball yet its dry.
  3. Preheat the oven at 350F / 180C .
  4. Line a 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper with extra parchment paper hanging out of the pan sides ,this is done to ease lifting out the pie out of the pan to cut them.
  5. In the baking pan,pour the dough mix and press it well to cover all the corners of the pan to form the shortbread crust.
  6. Bake the crust till sides are slightly brown for 15 to 20 mins.
For the topping:
  1. To prepare topping,in a pan add butter,corn syrup,brown sugar,maple syrup.
  2. Let it come to a boil and boil for 3 to 4 mins.
  3. Reduce heat and add vanilla,cream and mix well.
  4. Add a pinch of salt and chopped pecans and mix well.
  5. Pour this in the baking pan with shortbread crust already baked.
  6. Spread evenly to cover every corner of the pan.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 mins till top is caramelized and bubbly and almost set.
  8. Let it cool off completely before you cut the pie bars.
  9. Store in bags in refrigerator or freeze them.

NOTES:

You can add some chocolate chips to make them chocolate pecan pie bars.

Once you have finished baking the bars,still the bars will be wiggly and topping is not fully set,wait for some time for the topping to cool off.

Before you cut the bars they need to cool off completely.

They should stay covered on the counter without refrigeration fine for about a day then refrigerate them.

These bars should stay fine freezed for upto 3 months.

Refrigerate the bars after you have cut them.They should stay fine after refrigeration for upto 4 days.

If the dough is sticky add in some extra flour.

Chopping pecans work well with food processor.

To ease better lifting the bars from the baking pan,use the parchment paper on the base of the bars with extra parchment paper hanging out of the pan.

For a gluten-free version, replace the flour with gluten-free flour.
Calories
299.01
Fat (grams)
25.45
Sat. Fat (grams)
12.67
Carbs (grams)
18.91
Fiber (grams)
0.83
Net carbs
18.08
Sugar (grams)
16.55
Protein (grams)
1.16
Sodium (milligrams)
16.76
Cholesterol (grams)
52.03
Pecan Pie Shortbread Bars,Pecan Pie Bars,Pecan Squares
Dessert
American

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