Happy April 1st/April Fool’s Day! No tricks in this post, only yummy treats. These pecan pie bars are my favorite thing that I’ve made in a while. They literally just taste like a bunch of candied pecans stuck together on a buttery crust. Could you ask for anything more? They are delicious. They really do taste like pecan pie, too! The crust is more like a cookie than a pie crust, but I really like it. The browned butter really adds some flavor.
The butter takes a little while to brown, just because it has to melt completely first, then it has to crackle and pop for a while before it starts foaming. But once the butter starts foaming, it will be browned within seconds. Make sure to stir with a spatula so that you can scrape the bottom of the saucepan. You’ll want to stir a lot in the foaming phase so that you can tell once the butter has browned.
The crust is so good. My biggest problem was making sure I didn’t eat all the dough raw before cooking it! Whoopsie. What can I say, it was delicious. Once you’ve made the browned butter, it’s very easy from there. Then, you just spread the crust in a pan, bake, make the filling, bake the filling, and cool! Okay, so maybe there are several steps, but trust me it’s worth it.
I officially found a way for you to eat pecan pie in months that aren’t just November! Not that you need any reason, I certainly don’t. Happy baking!
Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction