These pecan butter tart bars taste just like butter tarts but you don’t have to worry about making pastry!
I love butter tarts and so does everyone in my family. These bars are so easy to make and I think I might have to make these at Christmastime instead of my famous butter tarts!
Today I’m participating in a Christmas Treat tour hosted by my friend Kristen of Ella Claire & Co. Be sure to get all the recipes at the end of this post.
The best part has got to be the shortbread crust and the pecans. Be sure to download this recipe and check out all the other bloggers and their recipes below.
Just like butter tarts but with a shortbread crust.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- pinch salt
Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
Line 9 inch square metal cake pan with parchment paper leaving 1 inch overhang. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix flour with brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until moist and crumbly. Press into prepared pan.
Bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans and press lightly. Bake for another 5 minutes.
In another bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and corn syrup until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Pour over base.
Bake until darkened and slightly jiggly when shaken, about 20 minutes. Let cool on rack.
Cut into bars.
Wrap and store in airtight container for 1 week or freeze up to 3 weeks.
Make sure to pin it for later!
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