Southern Pecan Pie Bars

Southern Pecan Pie Bars are made with a delicious buttery shortbread crust. Simple to make, these pecan pie bars will become a favorite!

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 often 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!

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Southern Pecan Pie Bars

Southern Pecan Pie Bars made with a buttery shortbread crust. Simple to make, these pecan pie bars will become a favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan pie bars, pecan pie bars recipe, southern pecan pie bars
Servings: 24 bars
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


For the Pie:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup light or dark
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Combine the ingredients for the shortbread crust. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and bake until the edges turn light golden brown, about 20 minutes.

For the Pie:

  • Beat eggs. Stir sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, butter and salt into the eggs. Add pecans into the mixture and stir until combined. Pour onto crust.
  • Bake until golden brown and just set in the center, about 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool about 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving. Store in the refrigerator.

Robyn xo

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

Note: This recipe was updated to bake the crust before adding the pecan pie filling for the bars for more consistent results. 

160 comments on “Southern Pecan Pie Bars”

  1. Can you freeze the pecan pie squares

  2. I would like to make these a week + before Christmas. Can I freeze them?

  3. These pie bars are equal two pies with less sugar and will keep in frig for three weeks if you can resist eating them for that long. Thanks for this easy to make, delicious recipe.

  4. Super delicious! After 15 minutes, it still wasn’t cooled enough to cut. I put mine in the fridge before cutting 

  5. These are so simple to make and are absolutely delicious!  I’m taking them to a family Christmas party today and have copies of the recipe ready to hand out!

  6. Oh these sound delicious! I love Pecan pie, and this looks just as good!!!! YUM!!!

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