Growing up I was convinced I did not like pecan pie. It was served at every Thanksgiving, but I only had eyes for the pumpkin. I actually thought I didn’t like nuts in general. I think I was just trying to be cool like my big brother. All of the adults raved about pecan pie so I decided to give it a shot one year. Whoa. Revelation. It is amazing!
I was intrigued when I came across this Pecan Pie Bar recipe. I liked the idea of a shortbread crust and making them in a 9x13 so they would serve a crowd. I followed this recipe with no changes, except I did not top them with whipped cream. These were incredible. I think they are better than traditional pecan pie. My parents agreed, and that is saying something since pecan pie is their favorite dessert of all time.