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Happy Holidays!!! I’ve never omitted it, but my guess is that it should be fine. Thank you . I don’t know if that is regional thing or what. I love pecan pie and must try these. These are easy to make, and simply outstanding! I want to make these but I don’t have a food processor. When I started searching for a recipe I stumbled upon your recipe. I expect leftover desserts so I don’t want to bake the filling too far in advance. Press into the bottom of prepared baking dish in a single thin layer and bake at 300f degrees for 10-15 minutes. I am hosting a Derby party tomorrow and need to convert it slightly. Do you know if this recipe can be made almond flour? I don’t think the brown sugar would cause this (and it actually should be packed – I’m going to add that to the recipe). Try adding a little bit of crushed, salted pretzels. Thanks! Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a 8x8 pan with non-stick spray, set aside. Hope that helps! Kosher salt is different because the crystals are larger; I always specify if a recipe calls for it. I followed the instructions exactly and it turned out amazing! Cool completely, then transfer baked bar to cutting board. Add the butter and, using a pastry blender or two knives, “cut” the butter in until the mixture resembles a coarse meal with pea-size clumps of butter. The taste was amazing but I don’t know where I went wrong! Thanks!!! Combine 1 1/8 cup (2 1/4 sticks) of butter with 3/4 cup brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. ), but this one is tops! Hi Jenn, My husband loves Bourbon pecan pie. I was meticulous about using cold ingredients for the crust and following the directions. They really are like little pecan pies!!! Thanks for all your delicious recipes. They are crunchy and chewy without being too hard. Thank you! They are so delicious, this is a keeper. This were soooo easy to make, DELICIOUS and lasted a long time in an air tight container. These were absolutely delicious, buttery but not too sweet. Time to bake some more NOW! I was going to try your pecan pie this year and make it my last attempt. Hi Mary, You do spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray before you put the crust in. Thank you Jenn for yet another great recipe and can’t wait to get your book. Doreen, I believe that the only ingredient that contains gluten is the flour. Use foil overhang to lift shortbread from pan onto cutting board. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. I will definitely make this again. Thanks! Mine turned out perfect. Thanks for your reply. Any other suggestions? I made these bars the last two Thanksgivings/Christmases. Pecan Pie Bars. Pure goodness ! Hi Judy, They freeze beautifully and they’ll keep well for 3 to 4 days on the counter. These delicious bars are super moist, loaded with a chewy pecan filling on a buttery shortbread crust, and tastes just like grandma’s southern pecan pie. These sound yummy! If so, you can definitely use it. I thought they were incredible!!! Both times I made it, I started to put the crust in the oven before refrigerating it. THEY WERE WONDERFUL. A Thanksgiving treat your family will love. There’s not a need to preheat the oven before preparing the crust since it can easily preheat while the crust is chilling in the fridge. Darn auto correction! It was also very easy to make. I prefer them at room temperature myself. I actually prefer to make these rather than making a homemade peacan pie. Um, getting married is FUN! We Southerners love our Pecan Pie , which is always on the table at Thanksgiving and quite often throughout the year. I laid paper towels underneath them before I cut them to absorb the butter, and that seemed to work. Oh no! Most pecan pie fillings call for eggs, which make for a moister filling. Hi Kathy, Sounds like maybe they were a little overcooked — they are a definitely sturdier than a slice of pie but not hard like brittle. They are easy to serve and share! Fantastic! I suspect that should help. Add the butter and, using a pastry blender or two knives, “cut” the butter in until the mixture resembles coarse meal with pea-size clumps of butter. This is a super simple recipe to prepare with excellent results. These are awesome. They are absolutely outstanding. Hope that helps. And I’d avoid using the coconut as I’m not sure the bars will hold together with it included. Will definitely make these again for Christmas. I made the recipe as written, adding in 1/4 cup of corn starch and if I were to do it again I would skip the corn starch and use more flour instead. I’m guessing about 5 minutes longer, but keep an eye on it. I know I can count on this recipe. An easy shortbread crust topped with sweet filling, chocolate chips and tons of pecans, these Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are great for Thanksgiving or any time of the year. I used dark chocolate chips sprinkled on the warm shortbread which melted perfectly while I made the fulling. What could be the issue? Great sweet treat, it is easy to cut and serve in smaller bites for times when you may have several desserts to be sampled. I would like to make them ahead for Thanksgiving. Pecan Pie Bars … I love these. Hope that helps! Will it be less flaky? The cream helps bind the topping together. The bars are easier to serve than pie slices, too. If you have it, use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar for the crust (not the filling), which gives melt-in-your-mouth texture to the crust. Line with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang on all sides. Is it possible for me to atleast bake the crust 2 days before? Have you doubled the recipe or make them in a 9×13 pan? Add the butter and, using a pastry blender or two knives, “cut” the butter in until the mixture resembles coarse meal with pea-size clumps of butter. I like them too! Take out, allow to cool completely. You may have to add some time onto the recipe so make sure to cover it so the pecans don’t burn while baking for a slightly longer time. Or could over baking them cause the grease? If you love pecan pie consider baking these instead! Hi Pattie, Almond flour might work for the crust, but the recipe would need some tweaking — it wouldn’t be a straight substitution. A little 6 oz bag of pecans is $5.99 at my local store so not even a measuring cup full. Thank you! This delectable pecan bar was the hit of our Thanksgiving dinner. I would suggest not using the old bag of opened pecans you might have from last year, as nuts can go rancid. Also, your cookbook is absolutely fabulous! I’ve made these twice already and will be making again for our Thanksgiving dessert table. Caramel Pecan Bars can stay at a cool dry room temperature for up to 1 week. Cool 5 minutes in pan. This looks really good and easy enough for even me to make! All pecan pies have melted butter in them. I hope you’ll find lots of recipes here that you’ll love and hopefully will become family favorites. Thanks for all the great recipes! Wonderful recipe! Thank you!! If you try them again, I would suggest letting them cool for at least several hours or overnight. What is the purpose of the heavy cream? Hope you enjoy! Easy Recipe. Thanks for the recipe! If you don’t have two 9-inch dishes, you could use a 9 x 13 dish, but the whole mixture won’t fit, so I’d only make 1.5 times the recipe. Any idea what might have happened? ;p Thank you for sharing your recipe with such detailed instructions . Fold in chopped pecans. Add the butter and use a pastry blender or two knives to “cut” the butter in until the mixture resembles coarse meal with pea-size clumps of butter. Both I’m afraid ‍♀️ What am I doing wrong? Now, I’m cooking for my family and sharing all my tested & perfected recipes with you here! I will be making them again, and again. Delish! Pecan Pie Bars are an unfussy, easy way to enjoy Pecan Pie! Can’t wait to try! Thanks for all your work Jenn! I checked all the reviews but didn’t see these questions. Made these bars today for my hubby. The Best Pecan Pie Bars If you love love love pecans, this is the recipe for you. Thank you so much Bri! I try to avoid cooking with foil, though. Best. Everyone raves and wants this recipe. (For some reason it’s not letting me select any stars…but it’s 5 star!). FYI I baked the crust the night before I baked the filling and it worked just fine. Is it necessary or can I make it another way? Quick question, I am cooking and baking the day before thanksgiving but have a bunch to get done. Thank you Jenn for taking the time to respond! I make them ahead of time and freeze them. These pecan shortbread bars are chewy, buttery, and just like a pecan pie but in bar form! What would the measurements be like if I make this in a 9×13 pan? Is the cornstarch absolutely necessary? You can use a 9 x 13-inch pan, but If you double the recipe, it will be too much to fit. Thank you for such a lovely recipe Jenn! It’s spelled Swerve. Making it for Thanksgiving? They freeze well. How much powder would you recommend? Did you ever try the cup for cup to compare? Recipe was easy to follow. Made exactly according to the recipe it was easy to make and a joy to cut and serve- no sticking and no mess. Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are a new twist on the classic holiday dessert! These are wonderful! I want to do as much as possible the day before and want to bake the fresh one on Thanksgiving day. I HAD THESE LAST YEAR AT A FLOWER ARRANGING AND LUNCHEON EVENT. The only thing was the crust seemed almost too buttery. Never made Pecan squares, never eaten one. The shortbread crust is especially tasty; I had to add 2 tablespoons more butter to get my crust to hold together, but it baked beautifully and, with the addition of the confectioner’s sugar, tasted like a cookie you would eat on its own, rather than a crust. Made them twice for the holidays and they disappeared quickly! And use vegan butter? Send your visitors on their way with a slice of ooey gooey love. Suggestion, after these have cooled, I pick up the reynolds wrap and put them in the refrig. Thanks for the easy to follow and easy to make recipe!! Bad. And why powdered sugar instead of regular sugar? My butter leaked too, but it doesn’t seem that it affected the taste. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. COCONUT CREAM PIE BARS I have 3 teenage boys and a husband who loves to eat every 2 hours, so I always have to have treats and snacks available. Place the flour, corn starch, Confectioners sugar and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Will be making these again! Yes, you can make 1.5 times the recipe for a 9 x 13, it would be fine to replace the vanilla with some bourbon, and they will keep well for 3 to 4 days. I used gluten free flour, but made no other substitutions, and these squares were everyone’s favorites. These are fantastic! Hi Jenn, I have made these a number of times and they are always awesome. 4.64 from 25 votes I wondered if I cut the butter amount. Problem solved with these yummy pecan shortbread squares, they’re like having a mini pecan pie! Could I add coconut? Send your visitors on … Has anyone tried it? Cynthia. I think you could probably get away with using parchment here. Simply store cooled and cut squares in loose layers separated by waxed paper. Thank you for taking the time to respond. I added to cream BEFORE I started melting the butter and sugars and boiled them. Another winning recipe. These were perfect and couldn’t be easier. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/pecan-squares-recipe Thanks for all of these recipes, they are amazing! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8 pan with foil and set aside. I loved the shortbread base and the filling is not super sweet. all-purpose flour. Her husband, who has a VERY HIGH standard for pecan treats, gave them his wholehearted approval. Just put the flour, corn starch, Confectioners sugar, and salt in a bowl and whisk to combine. Everything I have made from your website has always turned out great and delicious!!! Key to Success #2 – Add a Shortbread Crust. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. I can’t thank you enough for sharing this recipe! These are addictive! Hi Debbie, It’s fine to double the recipe but you’ll need to use two 9-inch square pans. I’m assuming you mean the filling? Everyone loves them when I take them to parties. I get the Pecan Pie in a jar mix from Trader Joe's ($5.99) and make the King Arthur Shortbread from scratch (about 12 bucks for the whole recipe). Would it make a difference In the end result to sub gluten Free flour in the base of this recipe? How to Make Pecan Bars. Cur beautifully. Love them! Preheat oven to 300f degrees. I’ve made this twice. I had mine with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Thanks Jenn! For the shortbread crust for these maple pecan bars, it does take a while to press it into the pan. I just threw them in muffin liners so they could be easily handled and eaten but would love them to maintain their bar shape. My entire family loved it and it came out perfectly, I had no problems at all. Instead of having 2 pies on Thanksgiving I make a Pumpkin Pie and these Pecan squares. You mentioned that you let them cool for at least an hour. What do you normally use to substitute eggs? Lots of compliments. Thank you, thank you, thank you! That seemed to be part of the selling point! It definitely shouldn’t be overly wet. Thanks Lynn, Hi Jenn. These caramel pecan shortbread bars are ah-mazing! I ended up doubling the recipe as I mis-measured the flour. CRAVING MORE? Start by making your shortbread crust. ❤️. I have a gluten and milk allergies and making a great pie dough without gluten – for me- is impossible. No substitutions/additions necessary. Sure Madhuri, that should work, or you can mix it by hand. Can’t go wrong with chocolate on this, either melted or chips. Thank you!! I’ve made something similar before, and the shortbread wasn’t sturdy enough. I don’t know what I did wrong however the taste is still fantastic. Absolutely perfect as written! In a large bowl, mix eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, and flour until combined. Jini. I did venture out the day before Thanksgiving to get the Heavy Cream. Questions: 1. The shortbread crust is foolproof. 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