Southern Pecan Pie Bars


With pecans being native to the southern US, this easy bar version of the classic pie is perfect for Thanksgiving. Pair the proverbial nut with Golden Eagle syrup, an Alabama specialty, and this dessert is as Southern as they come.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


Shortbread Crust:

  • baking spray

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Pecan Pie Filling:

  • 4 large eggs

  • cup light brown sugar

  • ¼ cup salted butter, melted

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup Golden Eagle syrup

  • 3 cups pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on at least 2 sides. Spray the parchment paper with baking spray.

  2. Combine flour, butter, powdered sugar, and salt in a food processor and pulse 6 or 7 times to combine. Transfer mixture to the lined pan and press into an even layer.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack.

  4. Combine eggs, brown sugar, melted butter, flour, and salt together in a large bowl. Mix in syrup until well combined. Stir in pecans. Pour over the still-warm shortbread crust.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is set, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely in the pan for at least 1 hour. Run a knife around the edge of the pan and pull out using the parchment overhang. Slice into bars.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have Golden Eagle Syrup, measure equal parts honey, light corn syrup, and dark corn syrup into a 1/2-cup measure.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
18g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 90mg 2%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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