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Pecan Pie Bars for a Crowd Recipe

Pecan Pie Bars for a Crowd Recipe

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. YIELD:72 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 214 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.