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I’ve been in a pecan mood here lately with all the talk of Collin Street Bakery‘s Deep Dish Pecan Pie last week and my Pecan Cinnamon Roll Bites I made the other week. It has had me hankering for pecan pie and having an abundance of pecans on hand I am in luck.
While I don’t have everything to whip up a pecan pie today I do have everything for my scrumptious Caramel Pecan Pie Bars. Rather than making a crust like Betty Crocker’s Pecan Pie Bars we do the simple thing and thank Pillsbury. It’s ingenious really, using Pillsbury Crescents dough for the crust. I almost always have some of that on hand.
To make my Caramel Pecan Pie Bars I pretty much just follow the recipe to my Caramel Pecan Pie and just adjust the quantity of the ingredients to compensate for the 9 x 13 baking dish with a thin crust. It turns out wonderful and you can eat it on the go! No fork needed!!
Caramel Pecan Pie Bars
- can Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls 8 oz
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- 1/2 cup Smucker's Flavored Topping
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg beaten
Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil, completely covering all sides of the dish.
Unroll dough into two large triangles, placing at the bottom of the baking pan. Evenly press dough over the entire bottom of the pan and about 1/2 inch up the sides. Make sure all precut dough lines are firmly sealed shut. Bake for 8 minutes.
Combine all ingredients except the pecans in a bowl, making sure it is thoroughly mixed. Fold in pecans and spread over the partially baked dough.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in middle of a bar and crust is golden. Cool completely and cut into bars. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite kind of pie?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.