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Cranberry Pecan Bars are perfect for the holidays.
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5 from 4 votes

Cranberry Pecan Bars

A perfect holiday dessert with cranberries and pecans on a shortbread crust.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry bars, cranberry pecan bars, desserts with cranberries and pecans, holiday desserts
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Kathy


For the Crust

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar

For the Filling

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries
  • 2 cups pecans



  • Place flour, pecans, butter, salt and sugar in a food processor. Process until all ingredients are combined. Mixture will appear dry and lumpy.
  • Pour into a 9"x13" baking dish.  Press dough down with your hands.  Press edges down so all surface area is even.  
  • Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 10 minutes.


  • While the crust is baking, put eggs, sugar, and vanilla into the same food processor bowl (no need to rinse).  Process until combined
  • Add cranberries. Pulse until cranberries are chopped, but still have some large pieces.
  • When crust comes out of oven, pour filling mixture over hot crust.
  • Sprinkle pecans over filling.
  • Continue baking for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Allow bars to completely cool before slicing. 


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.4mg