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Pecan Pie Bars Pioneer Woman

Pecan Pie Bars From Pioneer Woman are a family favorite for many, including myself. Throughout the holiday season, I make a pretty classic version, but sometimes I like to take something familiar and make it slightly different.

The Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars are a delicious way to enjoy a pecan pie without all the fuss! This thick buttery shortbread crust is topped with a sweet vanilla filling and crunchy pecans. Basically, it’s like a Pecan Pie that you can eat with your hands!

Can You Make Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars in Advance?

Yep! It is SO easy to make Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars in advance, which is one of the reasons I love it so much. I usually make them the night before I serve them, leave them in the pan (uncut), and refrigerate. As soon as I’m ready to serve my Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars, I cut them up and arrange them on a platter!

Pecan Pie Bars Pioneer Woman
Pecan Pie Bars Pioneer Woman

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

These Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars are super easy to make, and they make for a great dessert recipe to prepare ahead of time! You will need:

  • All-Purpose Flour: This will be used for both the crust and filling.
  • Butter: As it is a shortbread-style crust, you will definitely need butter! Personally, I like salted butter.
  • Sugar: The crust and filling need granulated sugar and brown sugar, respectively.
  • Corn Syrup: It doesn’t matter whether you use light or dark, although I use light since I always seem to have it on hand.
  • Eggs: For the filling, 4 large eggs are required.
  • Vanilla/Salt: Essential for flavor!
  • Pecans: This Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars recipe would not be complete without pecans! You can either buy them pre-chopped or coarsely chop them yourself.

What can I substitute for the corn syrup?

This Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bar recipe calls for corn syrup, and I don’t know of an alternative. Maple syrup or honey filling tends to make it too runny or loose. It is important to remember that corn syrup is NOT the same as high fructose corn syrup

How To Make Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars?

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9×13 baking dish with aluminum foil and set it aside.
  2. With the paddle attachment fitted to your stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar at medium speed. Then turn the mixer to low and blend in the flour. The mixture will be dry.
  3. In the prepared pan, press the mixture evenly into the bottom. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  4. As the crust bakes, prepare the filling. Whisk sugar, corn syrup, eggs, and vanilla until smooth in a large bowl. Whisk in flour and salt and mix well. Then stir in the pecans.
  5. Immediately after the crust is done, spread the pecan mixture over it. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the center is just set.
  6. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars, or keep refrigerated airtight until ready to serve.
Pecan Pie Bars Pioneer Woman
Pecan Pie Bars Pioneer Woman

How to Know When Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars Are Baked?

Make sure you wait until the center of the Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars is just set before taking them out of the oven. You want the top to be dry and give slightly under the surface. You don’t want it to jiggle.

You run the risk of the bars oozing if you cut into them too early. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t bake them too long so they become puffy in the center.

I check the Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars after 35 minutes in the oven, and they still jiggle a little, like Jell-O. At that point, I know they need only another 3 to 4 minutes to complete baking and fully set.

What To Serve With Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars?

How to Store Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars?

For a smooth texture, store your Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars at room temperature for up to two days in an airtight container. For longer storage, refrigerate in an airtight container for about four days. Allow the bars to come back up to room temperature before serving.

How to Freeze Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars?

If you wrap your Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars individually in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil, they will freeze well and be stored for two months. One can be removed from the freezer, thawed in the fridge, and eaten one at a time!

Pecan Pie Bars Pioneer Woman
Pecan Pie Bars Pioneer Woman

FAQ Section

Should My Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars Be Gooey In The Middle?

Most pecan pie enthusiasts will answer yes, but only to a certain extent. When sliced, it should not leak and spill on the plate. That’s especially crucial when it comes to bars since they’re generally handheld. To make slicing easier, refrigerate your Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars once they have cooled completely. Bring them back to room temperature before serving.

Is It Necessary To Pre-bake The Crust?

Yes, even with these Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars. Pecan pie filling is very wet, making it difficult to bake through and crisp up crusts, shortbread or not. By baking the crust first, you prevent sogginess and ensure that the base can support the pecan filling.

How Do You Keep Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars From Getting Soggy Or Soupy?

To prevent this from happening, I add flour to the filling to thicken it. You should be fine if you follow the recipe and let your Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars cool completely before cutting.

Is It Better To Chop, Slice, Or Use Whole Pecans?

For these Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars, I use coarsely chopped pecans, but you can also use halved pecans. Pecans whole may be too large, but you can try them if you prefer a thicker top layer.

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Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Bars Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 200
  • Total Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 2g
  • Vitamin A 7%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 9%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pecan Pie Bars Pioneer Woman

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 30 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 45 minutesServings:30 bars servingsCalories:200 kcal Best Season:Summer

Description

Pecan Pie Bars From Pioneer Woman are a family favorite for many, including myself. Throughout the holiday season, I make a pretty classic version, but sometimes I like to take something familiar and make it slightly different.

Ingredients

    Crust:

  • Filling:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9×13 baking dish with aluminum foil and set it aside.
  2. With the paddle attachment fitted to your stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar at medium speed. Then turn the mixer to low and blend in the flour. The mixture will be dry.
  3. In the prepared pan, press the mixture evenly into the bottom. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  4. As the crust bakes, prepare the filling. Whisk sugar, corn syrup, eggs, and vanilla until smooth in a large bowl. Whisk in flour and salt and mix well. Then stir in the pecans.
  5. Immediately after the crust is done, spread the pecan mixture over it. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the center is just set.
  6. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars, or keep refrigerated airtight until ready to serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 30 bars


Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 40mg14%
Sodium 150mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 23g8%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Robyn johnson

Thursday 10th of November 2022

Do I grease the pan?

Jamie

Friday 3rd of June 2022

Can I use parchment paper instead of foil?

Mohamed Shili

Friday 3rd of June 2022

Yes, indeed, using parchment is Approved from Me ;)