Best Ever Pecan Pie Bars

Best Ever Pecan Pie Bars


Cinnamon Shortbread Crust:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened (1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt Pecan Pie Filling:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups chopped pecans Optional Topping: whipped cream or vanilla ice cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the flour, cinnamon, and salt. Beat until it’s a crumbly texture. Press this mixture evenly into a 9×9 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake the shortbread crust for 15 minutes. Once it’s done, set it aside.
  • While the crust is baking, make the pecan pie filling. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan or skillet. Add the brown sugar, honey, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Stir for a couple of minutes over medium heat. Add the chopped pecans and stir for another minute. Pour this pecan pie filling over the baked crust. Pop it back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes to finish it off.
  • Take it out, let it cool, and then it’s slicing time! Enjoy every bite!

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