Pecan Pie Bars for a Crowd Recipe
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Pecan Pie Bars for a Crowd Recipe

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I love to cook large quantities and do most of the cooking for our church functions. People seem to enjoy these scrumptious bars even more than pecan pie. -Clara Honeyager North Prairie, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold butter, cubed
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 214 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until crust edges are beginning to brown and bottom is set.
  2. For filling, combine the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in pecans. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until edges are firm and center is almost set. Cool on wire racks. Cut into bars. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6-8 dozen.
Originally published as Pecan Pie Bars in Taste of Home February/March 2004, p39

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"Delicious, freezes well"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"I made a "half" recipe- just the right amount of crust to filling. The freeze well too"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"This was the best recipe in place of pecan pie, which met with a 100% approval rating!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"I cut in half also for one large pan. They were perfect. Love them."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"There was way too much flour in this recipe - I spent around 45 minutes 'cutting' the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter. I thought my arm was gonna fall off! I even added 6 tbsp of ice cold water to it, but that didn't help. I substituted 1/2 sugar & 1/2 Splenda in both the pastry & the filling & I used LITE corn syrup, since we have a bunch of diabetics in the family. The real workout was cutting the squares out of the heavy duty cookie sheets - then my arm did fall off! In the end, they were really good, but too hard of a workout for me!"

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