There’s nothing much better than sitting down to eat some old-fashioned, homemade pie. Nothing, that is, until you can eat that pie in bar form! Here is Kristy Kay’s own family recipe for Pecan Pie Bars. They taste just as good as the pie, with the added bonus of portability. Every dessert tastes better as a bar, right?
Homemade Pecan Pie Bars
For the crust:
- 1 cup butter, cold (must be butter, no substitutes)
- 3 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the filling:
- 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups corn syrup
- 1/4 melted butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Start out by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Combine your cold butter with flour, sugar, and salt. Cut together using a pastry blender. We used the Rada Food Chopper to make the mixing quick and easy.
Press the crust into a 9×13 pan. We used our Rectangular Baker stoneware that needs no seasoning. Bake for 18-20 minute or until the edges are browning slightly.
Chop up your pecans. Once again we used the Rada Food Chopper to make the job quick. Set aside.
Combine eggs, melted butter, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla. Add the chopped pecans and mix well.
Pour into the pan over the crust. Place pan back into the oven for another 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are firm and the center is almost set.
Don’t forget to wait until the bars cool to cut and serve. Brings these bars to a number of different events and gathering and watch people “oooh” and “ahhh” over this recipe!
If you would like to purchase our Rada Food Chopper or Stoneware, head over to the Rada Kitchen Store to place your order.
A Great Fundraising Idea
Planning a church or school fundraiser? These Pecan Pie bars would be a great addition to any bake sale. A bake sale would be a fun way to get your local community members together to bake and sell some delicious treats.
Rada Cutlery is often sold in conjunction with bake sales. It is easy to have catalogs available for people to browse and take orders. Some groups choose to have some Rada knives and utensils on hand to sell from inventory as well.
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A Classic with a Twist
Questions about the recipe? Let Kristy show you how to make her homemade Pecan Pie Bars.
Start Pecan Pie Bar Recipe Video Transcript
Hi Kristy in the Rada Kitchen and today I want to share one of my favorite recipes for Pecan Pie Bars. It’s a great recipe. It tastes just like Pecan Pie but it is in bar form. Let’s get started!
So first we are going to start out with the ingredients for the crust. You want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl you are going to combine 1 cup of cold butter. Butter only, NO substitutes. It has to be butter. To that we’re going to add 3 cups of flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt. We’re going to cut the butter into all of this until it is crumbly. I like to use these Rada Food Choppers. In my opinion they work better than a pastry blender: we have serrated and plain edge.
So I’ve mixed this until it’s crumbly. I’m going to pour it in a pan and I’m going to press it up the sides and on the bottom. Makes a delicious buttery crust. Once you have it all pressed in well we’re going to put in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until edges are starting to brown.
While the crust is in the oven baking, I just want to show you how well this food chopper, the same one we used to combine the butter and flour and sugar together, how well it works to chop nuts. Those little serrated teeth, they cut right through the nuts so you’ll have them chopped in no time
Now for the filling we’re going to combine 4 eggs, 1 ½ cups sugar, 1 ½ cups corn syrup, ¼ cup melted butter and 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla. We’re just going to mix that together. You want to mix it well. Make sure the eggs are all combined. Now we’re going to hand stir in the chopped pecans. That was 2 ½ cups of chopped pecans. Now you are going to pour this over your baked crust. You are going to put this back in the oven for 25-30 minutes until edges are firm and the center is almost set.
So I have just taken the Pecan Pie Bars out of the oven. The edges are firm, the center is almost set. You’ll want it to cool completely before you cut it. This is one of my family’s favorite recipes and I hope you enjoy it, too.
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