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Pecan pie bars with shortbread bottom and a bourbon maple glaze.

Pecan Pie bars

Pecan pie bars are a great addition to your thanksgiving dessert menu. These have the traditional pecan filling with a buttery shortbread bottom. They are topped with a bourbon maple glaze that compliments the nutty taste of the bar.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Kitchen
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 563 kcal

Equipment

  • Electric mixer with beaters
  • Home Decor
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • spatula
  • 9x13 cake pan
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

Shortbread crust bottom

  • cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup butter, softened 1.5 sticks
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup chopped pecans

Pecan filling

  • cup dark brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cups dark caro syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup chopped pecans

Bourbon maple glaze

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ maple syrup
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp black bourbon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1¾ cup of flour, butter and granulated sugar. Beat at a medium speed until the mixture looks crumbly. Fold in ⅓ cup of chopped pecans.
    Pecan pie bars with shortbread bottom and a bourbon maple glaze.
  • In your 9x13 cake pan press in crust mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown.
    Pecan pie bars with shortbread bottom and a bourbon maple glaze.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine dark brown sugar, 6 tbsp of flour, and salt. Whisk until mixed.
  • Then add in dark caro syrup, eggs, and vanilla and mix well. Finally fold in 1½ cups of chopped pecans.
    Pecan pie bars with shortbread bottom and a bourbon maple glaze.
  • Spread evenly over hot shortbread crust. Bake for 30 minutes or until the filling is set and a knife inserted 1 in from edge comes out clean.
    Pecan pie bars with shortbread bottom and a bourbon maple glaze.

Bourbon maple glaze

  • In a small pot, melt butter and maple syrup on medium heat. Once that is melted and combined well, remove from heat. You then whisk in confectioner's sugar and the bourbon. Glaze over the bars.

Notes

  • Store in airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.
  • Store in a ziplock bag with parchment paper in between layers in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 12peopleCalories: 563kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 4gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 399mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 2gSugar: 61gVitamin A: 480IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg
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