Pecan Pie Shortbread Bars Recipe

Pecan Pie Shortbread Bars are the perfect alternative for pie. I am not a pie lover, but I could gobble these bars right up. This is a perfect dessert to serve over the holidays.

Making pies can always be intimidating, but you just can’t beat the taste of pecan pie.

We threw together these Pecan Pie Shortbread Bars to make sure you could enjoy the taste of your favorite holiday pie, without the stress.

My dad, who is the biggest lover of Pecan Pie, when wild over these. He loved them. He took two servings, and we left the leftovers with him.

They were so easy to make, and I really do think they taste better than Pecan Pie. But don’t take my word for it, try it yourself.

I think you are really going to love these, pie lover or not.

can i make these ahead of time?

This recipe could definitely be made ahead of time.

If you are making it within 24 hours in advance, we recommend covering the 9×13 inch pan with a lid, or saran wrap and foil.

If you plan to make it more than 24 hours in advance, and more like 2-4 days, we recommend putting it in the fridge until serving.

We don’t recommend making it more than 4 days in advance, for the best results. After that, the pie will lose it’s delicious texture, and even the flavors will blend a little funny.


how should I store the leftovers?

If you have any leftovers left, you should store them properly, so they don’t go bad, or lose their amazing texture.

I store my leftovers in an airtight container and place them in the fridge. If you plan to serve them later on, or over a week, I recommend storing them in the freezer.

I also like to microwave mine a little before I eat a serving, so it tastes fresh, like it just came out of the oven.

how many people does this recipe serve?

If you are serving a crowd, this recipe is perfect. It feeds a lot of people, and it is a crowd favorite every time.

You make it in a 9 x 13 inch pan, so it makes quite a bit. It also depends on how big you cut each slice.

I usually make sure to get about 12 servings, when I make this, but you could do more or less, depending on your size of crowd.

I also like to serve mine with whipped cream or vanilla frosting, to make it go a little further, and fill my guests stomach’s up, with things other than just the pecan pie.

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Serves: 12

Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

15 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Pecan Topping
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan and set aside. In a bowl, beat together ingredients for crust until dough forms.
  2. Press into bottom of 9x13 pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until crust is set.
  3. While crust is baking, mix together pecan topping ingredients until smooth.
  4. Pour over crust as soon as crust is done baking.
  5. Return to the oven for 25 minutes or until middle is set. Cut into bars and serve after cooled.



1610 cal


160 g


32 g


32 g
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