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Pecan Pie Bars for a Crowd

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Makes

6 dozen

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
Pecan Pie Bars for a Crowd Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold butter, cubed
  • FILLING:
  • 8 large 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 15x10x1-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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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