Cranberry Pecan Pie Bars

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill®.  I received free product and compensation.  All views are my own.

These delicious & easy to prepare cranberry pecan pie bars feature cranberries, pecans, maple syrup, oats and Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Organic Flour and are perfect for holiday parties and gatherings.

Side shot of three cranberry pecan pie bars stacked on top of each other.

How to make cranberry pecan pie bars

This is my third week of being full-time with The Gourmet RD.  It still feels like some wild dream and someone is going to pinch me and wake me up and reality will set back in.

But this IS reality!  Which is the crazy, exciting, surreal thing that will take me a while to realize.  I’ve dreamed about this for years but never thought it would actually happen. 

And I know this is kind-of the first time I’m telling all of you this… that I’m full time The Gourmet RD now!  I left my full time job running a teaching kitchen, and am now all-in on this roller coaster of consulting, blogging, photographing, recipe developing, cooking on TV, writing, etc. 

It’s everything I’ve ever loved about all of my past jobs + much, much more.  Bonus: My boss is pretty amazing. 😉

Again, feeling like someone is going to pinch me!  But I’ve put my heart and soul into it, and I now realize if you do that, your dreams can absolutely become reality. 

Yes, yes, yes!

Overhead shot of Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Flour package with measuring spoons and measuring cup next to it.

Anyway… that’s enough mushiness for me for like… 3 years. 

So I’m going to spend the rest of this time telling you all about one of the most favorite parts of my job.

These cranberry pecan pie bars are something special

Drum roll please… dessert!  And not just any dessert, but the best kind made with cranberries, pecans, maple syrup, oats and the greatest baking flour in all the land: Bob’s Red Mill® All-Purpose Organic Flour

It’s soft, fluffy, unbleached (thank goodness) and makes for the most amazing baked goods.  I’ve been using this flour for pizza crust, pancakes, muffins, pies (for a client!  I can say that!) and now these delicious Cranberry Pecan Pie Bars. 

Absolutely the greatest flour for all of your holiday (and everyday) baking needs.

Angle shot of cranberry pecan bars in a container with white parchment paper.

It’s basically magic flour

I highly encourage you to use this flour to make all of your favorite holiday goodies: cakes, cupcakes, pies, bars, COOKIES, wrap them up in a cute box with ribbon and hand them to all of your friends. 

It’ll make them feel amazing, and you’ll know you did a good deed by spreading love via food.  It’s one of my absolute favorite things to do, you guys.  I love when my friends and family (and clients!) try my food and tell me how much they love it and it puts a big ol smile on their face. 

And what a better time to do that than the holidays?!

Overhead shot of eight cranberry pecan pie bars in a cardboard container with white parchment paper.

So I want to see all of your delicious holiday baked goods!  Send me photos on social media and hashtag #bakesgiving, #thegourmetRD and tag @BobsRedMill in them as well. 

We love to see what you’re baking, especially when it’s a gift to all your favorites in life.

Side shot of finished bars stacked on top of each other.

These Cranberry Pecan Pie Bars can be reality.  Let’s do this bakesgiving thing!

Close up shot of the side view of one pecan pie bar.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill®.  I received free product and compensation.  All views are my own.

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Cranberry Pecan Pie Bars

These delicious & easy to prepare pie bars feature cranberries, pecans, maple syrup, oats and Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Organic Flour.

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 12 Bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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Crust:

  • 5 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • ¾ cup Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Organic Flour
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

Filling:

  • 1 cup whole cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 ½ tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place crust ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until a crumbly dough forms. Press into the prepared baking dish until flat and even and bake 25 minutes, until slightly browned and set. Let crust slightly cool.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together filling ingredients until combined. Pour filling onto the crust and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until filling is set. Refrigerate until bars are completely cooled, then remove from the pan by pulling the parchment paper out onto a flat surface. Slice into bars and serve.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12 bars
  • Calories: 193
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 36 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 17 mg

Keywords: without corn syrup, easy, organic, homemade, from scratch, holiday party, winter

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6 thoughts on “Cranberry Pecan Pie Bars”

  1. SO MUCH YES. Pecan pie filling can sometimes be too sweet without contrast, so I love the idea of complementing the flavor with cranberry. This is a great recipe!!

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