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Slab Pecan Pie Bars have a buttery shortbread crust, gooey caramel, and toasted pecans. They’re the perfect sweet treat for the fall and holidays.

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Most everyone I know has pecan pie for Thanksgiving. However, a single 8-inch or 9-inch pie doesn’t have many servings. Plus, I just want the gooey center, and the one time I cut my piece out of the center it was frowned on. 

Pecan Pie Bars have a difficulty level of intermediate to make so you don’t have to be a very experienced baker to make them. Prep time is about 30 minutes and they take approximately 85 minutes to cook.

Slab Pecan Pie Bars


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Pecan dessert squares stack on top of each other.


Let the pie bars cool completely before cutting. This will allow them to set properly. 

If the bars are still too soft when cutting, place them in the fridge to chill for one hour. This will allows the caramel filling to set up completely. Do not attempt to continue baking at this point.

What is the texture of these Slab Pecan Pie Bars?

The crust is a crisp shortbread crust. It is layered with a gooey, sweet filling. Crunchy pecans rise to the top of the filling and become toasted while baking. It’s sweet and crunchy perfection.

You can make this recipe beforehand and store in an airtight container or baggie for up to 3 days.

Slab Pecan Pie

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Pecan pie made with a shortbread crust in a sheet pan. Great for feeding a crowd.
Author: Paula
5 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 20 servings



Pecan layer:

  • 1 and ⅔ cup corn syrup
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cup all-purpose flour + 3 tablespoons
  • 2 cups pecans roughly chopped



  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 9×13” baking dish with parchment paper and lightly spray with baking spray.
  • In a food processor combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, and salt. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly in texture.
  • Press the crust dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Poke holes into the crust with a fork, then place into the preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Once baked, remove from the oven and place into a wire cooling rack to cool.
  • Make the filling.

Pecan layer:

  • Keep the oven preheated to 350°. In a large mixing bowl combine corn syrup, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and salt. Whisk together, then add the flour and whisk to combine.


  • Once the crust has been baked, place the chopped pecans on top of the crust. Pour the filling on top of the chopped pecans. Place the pie into the oven on the center rack and bake for 45 minutes, until the edges are set. The center might still be jiggy and that is ok it will firm up as it cools.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven and place into a wire cooling rack to cool.



Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 311IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I’m not a big fan of pie crust so these were perfect for me! As good as my grandma’s pecan pie!

  2. 5 stars
    Our whole family loved this so much, and has already requested that I make it again for Thanksgiving!

  3. 5 stars
    Super loved the texture and how tasty it is! Thanks for sharing this pecan pie bars recipe. Loved it!

  4. 5 stars
    Wow. I made these pecan bars for a family brunch and everyone loved them. Perfect texture and flavor.

  5. 5 stars
    OMG, pecan pie in slab pie form!! This is absolutely delicious and going to become a holiday favorite around here!

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