Spiced Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

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Pecan pie but better.

Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Yield:
32 bars
Spiced Pecan Pie Bars
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Two pantry staples—ground cinnamon and ginger—give the traditional pecan pie filling an unexpected and flavorful twist. For an impressive dessert, serve each bar on a plate with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Or just enjoy them right out of the pan!

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 Baking spray with flour

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed

  • ¾ cup unsifted powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Filling

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup honey

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 3 cups pecans, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Prepare the Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13- x 9-inch baking pan with baking spray with flour. Line bottom and sides of pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2- to 3-inch overhang on 2 sides. Place flour, butter, powdered sugar, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until coarse crumbs form, 6 to 7 times. Firmly press mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven until light golden brown, about 20 minutes. (Crust will have cracks.)

  2. Prepare the Filling: Whisk together eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, honey, flour, melted butter, cinnamon, salt, and ginger in a bowl until smooth. Stir in pecans. Pour over warm Crust. Bake at 350°F until Filling is set, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan, about 1 hour. Slice into 32 bars.

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