Pecan Pie Bars
These delicious pecan pie bars are an easy alternative to making classic pecan pie. They have a thick buttery base, delicious butterscotch flavor with a hint of cinnamon, and tons of pecan pieces.
Pecan Pie Bars, Pie
, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang around the edges.
In a large bowl stir together the flour and sugar. Then stir in the melted butter.
Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven. (Keep the oven turned on).
As the base is baking, make the filling.
In a medium saucepan melt together the sugar, corn syrup, butter, and cornstarch dissolved in water. Stir gently as everything melts together.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cinnamon and vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs. Then whisk a few tablespoons of the warm sugar mixture into the eggs.
Whisk the eggs into the rest of the warm sugar mixture.
Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the cooked base, the pour the filling overtop.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the middle no longer wobbles if you give the pan a gentle nudge.
Place the pan on a wire cooling rack and cool completely (at least 2 hours) before slicing into bars.
*Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container for 2 days, or in the fridge for up to 4 days.
**Bars can be frozen in an airtight container. Thaw in the fridge.