Brown Sugar Pie Bars

Brown sugar pie is what you make when you want a little something for dessert but don't have a lot of ingredients. This Southern pie is like pecan pie without the pecans. The smaller bites that bars provide give you just enough of this sweet treat.

Brown Sugar Pie Bars on gray-speckled plate
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
48 bars


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup cold butter, cut up

  • 3 eggs

  • 3 ⅓ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray.

  2. For crust, in a food processor combine flour, granulated sugar, and 1/2 tsp. of the salt. Pulse to combine. Add cold butter; pulse until crumbly. Press evenly into the prepared pan. Bake about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

  3. For filling, in a medium bowl lightly beat eggs. Whisk in brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, and the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt until combined. Pour over hot crust.

  4. Bake about 35 minutes or until filling slightly jiggles when pan is tapped. Cool in pan on a wire rack (filling will continue to set as it cools). Use foil to lift out uncut bars. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
4g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 1g
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Folate, total 8.9mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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