Easy Southern Pecan Pie Bars with Shortbread Crust

Easy Southern Pecan Pie Bars with Shortbread Crust

Easy Southern Pecan Pie Bars with Shortbread Crust

Ingredients

  • for the shortbread crust:
  • 1 stick 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • for the filling:
  • 1 ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300f degrees. Line the bottom of an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix butter, sugar, vanilla, and flour until you have a thick, sticky dough.
  • Press into the bottom of prepared baking dish in a single thin layer and bake at 300f degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, and flour until combined. Fold in chopped pecans.
  • When shortbread layer is done, remove from the oven and pour over your pecan mixture. Raise the oven temperature to 350 degrees, and bake again for 25-30 minutes or until top is golden and crispy.
  • Take out, cool for a few minutes.
  • Then cut into squares.

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