Crescent Pecan Pie Squares

November 9, 2020
Can you say easy and delicious? - Because these two words absolutely describe these Crescent Pecan Pie Squares!  With their crescent roll crust topped with a super-quick ooey-gooey pecan pie filling, these bars truly couldn't be any easier or more delicious. It's all the deliciousness of pecan pie, without the fuss of a pie crust.

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Are you a pecan pie lover? Then these tasty little Crescent Pecan Pie Squares are definitely for you!

Taking advantage of crescent roll convenience for the crust, these pecan pie bars are truly super easy to make.  They've got all the deliciousness of pecan pie, without the fuss of messing with a pie crust. -- Which I love.

I don't know about you, but when it comes to baking, pie crust is definitely not my strength.  I don't know what it is about the stuff, but it's just something I've never been the greatest at.

With their crescent roll crust topped with a super-quick ooey-gooey pecan pie filling, these bars truly couldn't be any easier or more delicious.

So when I can whip up a pan of ooey-gooey pecan pie filling nestled on top of crescent rolls instead of a pie crust? -- I'm all about that.

Just unroll a tube of crescent dough, fit it into the bottom of a baking dish, top with a tasty traditional pecan pie filling, and it's good to go to bake up into a pan of these mouthwatering Crescent Pecan Pie Squares.  No dough mixing, rolling, or pie crust fitting and trimming in sight.

Which makes these beauties a perfect and super easy fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas time treat.  Or hey, a true pecan pie lover can enjoy them any time of year!

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Crescent Pecan Pie Squares Ingredients

To whip up a pan of these super-easy squares, you'll need:

  • Crescent rolls - A tube of crescent roll dough makes for one very easy crust. Grab the crescent roll dough sheet instead of regular crescent rolls, if possible, since with the dough sheet you don't even have to worry about sealing the perforations.

  • Pecans - The star of pecan pie, of course. Use chopped pecans in the filling, and then dot the top with pecan halves for a nice visual effect.

  • Light corn syrup & granulated sugar - A combination of light corn syrup and granulated sugar create pecan pie's signature sweetness and ooey-gooey texture.

  • An egg - Egg serves as the filling's binding agent, creating pecan pie's characteristic custardy feel.

  • Butter - A small bit of melted unsalted butter brings richness to the filling's flavor.

  • Vanilla extract - A key flavor component for the squares' filling.

  • Salt - A small touch helps round out the flavor of the characteristically-sweet filling.

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How to Make Crescent Pecan Pie Squares

Making a pan of Crescent Pecan Pie Squares truly is easy.

Start by preparing and pre-baking the crust.  To do so, simply unroll a tube of crescent roll dough in the bottom of greased 9x13-inch baking dish.

Gently press the dough evenly over the bottom and 1/2-inch up the sides of the pan to form a crust. 

Pushing the crescent dough tends to create less tearing than pulling does. 

When spreading the dough it's easiest to start with your fingers in the center of the dough and gently push it out from there toward the pan sides, rather than pulling on the dough from the edges.  Pushing the crescent dough tends to create less tearing than pulling does. 

If you're using regular crescent rolls, press the seams together with your fingers to seal the perforations so the filling doesn't leak through the crust.  When using a crescent roll dough sheet, you don't even need to worry about this step -- just be sure to seal up any tears that may happen when fitting the dough into the pan.

Then bake the dough for 6 minutes to partially cook it before adding the pecan pie filling.

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While the crust does it's baking, whip up a really quick and easy pecan pie filling.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together an egg, granulated sugar, some light corn syrup, melted butter, vanilla extract, and a small bit of salt.  Then stir in chopped pecans -- the star of pecan pie, of course.

Pour the filling into the partially-baked crust.  Then dot the top with pecan halves for a nice visual effect, if you'd like.

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Pop the pan back in the oven and continue baking for about 20 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the filling is all bubbly.

Allow to cool to room temperature, and then cut into squares.  Then you're good to go with enjoying the ooey-gooey crescent pecan pie deliciousness. 

The squares are tasty either at room temperature or chilled, though we do like them just a little bit better chilled.  Try them both ways to see which you prefer!

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So when you're craving some pecan pie but don't feel like messing with a pie crust (or you just like super easy recipes!), whip up a pan of these Crescent Pecan Pie Squares instead.  With their crescent roll crust and super-quick ooey-gooey pecan pie filling, these bars truly couldn't be any easier to make. It's all the wonderful deliciousness of pecan pie, without the fuss of a pie crust!

Simply unroll a tube of crescent dough, fit it into the bottom of a baking dish, and it's good to go to bake up a pan of these mouthwatering Pecan Pie Squares.  No dough mixing, rolling, or pie crust fitting in sight.

Which makes these beauties a perfect and super easy fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas time treat.  Or hey, a true pecan pie lover can enjoy them ANY time of year!

Stack of Pecan Pie Squares with Crescent Roll Crust Image
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Cookies & Bars
American
Yield: about 20 bars
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
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Crescent Pecan Pie Squares

Crescent Pecan Pie Squares

Can you say easy and delicious? - Because these two words absolutely describe these Crescent Pecan Pie Squares!  With their crescent roll crust topped with a super-quick ooey-gooey pecan pie filling, these bars truly couldn't be any easier or more delicious. It's all the deliciousness of pecan pie, without the fuss of a pie crust.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 26 MinTotal time: 36 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) tube crescent rolls or crescent roll dough sheet
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 T. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 20 pecan halves (optional)

Instructions

Prepare & Pre-Bake Crust:
  1. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Unroll crescent roll dough into bottom of the baking pan. Gently press dough over bottom and 1/2-inch up sides of pan to form crust. If using regular crescent rolls, press seams together with your fingers to seal perforations.
  3. Bake at 375℉ for 6 minutes.
Prepare & Bake Filling:
  1. While crust bakes, in a mixing bowl whisk together egg, sugar, corn syrup, melted butter, and salt. Add chopped pecans and stir to combine.
  2. Pour filling evenly over partially baked crust.
  3. Top with pecan halves, spacing them evenly across the top in rows in what will be approximately the center of each square (optional).
  4. Bake at 375℉ for 20-22 minutes until crust is golden brown and pecan filling is bubbly.
  5. Cool completely, then cut into about 20 bars.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. Use a crescent roll dough sheet instead of regular crescent rolls, if possible, since with the dough sheet you don't have to worry about sealing the perforations.
  2. If using regular crescent rolls, be sure to seal the perforations in the dough well so the pecan filling doesn't leak underneath the crust.
  3. These bars are good at either room temperature or chilled, though we do like them just a little bit better chilled.
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Crescent Pecan Pie Squares ~ With their crescent roll crust topped with a super-quick ooey-gooey pecan pie filling, these pecan pie bars truly couldn't be any easier or more delicious. It's all the deliciousness of pecan pie, without the fuss of a pie crust! A perfect, super easy treat for Fall, Thanksgiving, & Christmas time. #pecanpie #pecanpiebars #crescentrolls  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


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5 comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,510 this week. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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  2. You make the yummiest looking desserts! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have a lovely rest of the week.

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  4. I love pecan pie and this looks like a much more manageable alternative!
    Thanks for sharing at inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!
    Congrats for being one of our Featured Guests this week! #462

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  5. What a delicious and pretty short cut to all the flavours of pecan pie. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party community!

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