- 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
- 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.
- For filling, combine the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in pecans. Pour over crust.
- 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.
Reviews for Pecan Pie Bars for a Crowd
"These were delicious! The family loved them. I halved the recipe."
"This was a big hit for my gathering, I did half the recipe it made plenty and froze some for the next time. I make pecan tarts which is a lot of work this recipe is just as good and much easier."
"These bars are awesome! My 83 yr. old mother loves pecan pie and these bars satisfied that craving. I even got my 30 yr. old nephew hooked on them! As someone suggested, I used 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar, no other changes. Yes, they freeze well, I froze them, and pulled out several at a time to eat, or the whole thing would have been gone too soon."
"Can you freeze them?"
"These bars are delicious and a lot easier than traditional pecan pie to eat at a potluck. I used half light corn syrup and half dark; next time, I'd like to try all dark syrup to see if it gives it a richer taste. Although the recipe says to pat the crust on the bottom and sides of the pan, I only put the crust on the bottom and it worked just fine. Word of warning- it bubbled over in the oven, set a foil-lined pan underneath to catch drips!"
"We loved it!!"
"Delicious, freezes well"
"I made a "half" recipe- just the right amount of crust to filling. The freeze well too"