Southern Pecan Pie Bars


Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

Oh boy, do I have a treat to share with you! These Pecan Pie Bars are absolutely scrumptious and something I think you’ll want to make soon!

The shortbread crust topped with pecan pie makes an impressive addition to any holiday table or for entertaining. Even my pecan-pie-hatin’ brother-in-law loves these and my Mama requests them instead of Southern Pecan Pie now. (But, shhh don’t tell anyone or she might be evicted from the south)

Now, I love a good pie crust, but this shortbread crust is a delicious change with pecan pie that I think you might just love, too. Light, flaky, and so very easy to make that even if you are pie crust challenged, you can whip out these pecan pie bars and impress your guests.

Here’s my Southern Pecan Pie Bars recipe. You are going to love them!

4.7 from 7 reviews
Southern Pecan Pie Bars
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A delicious recipe for Pecan Pie Bars with a shortbread crust.
For the Pie:
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ stick butter, melted
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare Shortbread Crust according to recipe instructions. Press into the bottom of an 8x8 or 9x9 pan. Set aside.
For the Pie:
  1. Beat eggs. Add sugar and mix.
  2. Add corn syrup, salt and vanilla.
  3. Mix in melted butter.
  4. Add pecans and pour onto crust.
  5. Bake 30 minutes until golden brown.
If you use a 9×13, I’d double the filling portion and increase the cooking time between 12-15 minutes.

Robyn xo

I have to warn you though, these things disappear quickly! You may want to make extra!


  1. 81

    Lynda Robichaudl says

    Need these answers ASAP.Do you double the shortcake recipe for a 9×13 pan?Cook shortcake first or add filling, then cook? Did YOU use white or dark karo syrup?

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    Alex says

    Older comments aren’t showing up for me on your website still, so forgive me if this has been answered before. Do you pre-bake the shortbread crust before adding the filling on top? Same bake time as listed in the recipe? I look forward to rating this recipe after I make it, I just want do to it correctly to give it the best chance to turn out

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    Patricia Palm says

    Can you use any other kind of nut. I’m allergic to walnuts, pecans and peanuts. This looks and sounds so yummy!


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