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Pecan Pie Bars for a Crowd

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
    6 dozen


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold butter, cubed
  • 8 large 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 15x10x1-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.
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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  • Ashley
    Dec 23, 2020

    Great recipe as written! The bars store well in the freezer too!

  • Lmansmom
    Nov 23, 2020

    Love this recipe, my never fail go to and most highly requested goodies of all time. These have made me famous amongst my friends and coworkers. Thank you so much for sharing this. I love making these every year, the house smells so seasonal and they are just delicious.

  • Beachsidelcb
    Apr 28, 2019

    Ive made these multiple times without problem. I even screwed up once and forgot to bake the crust first and they were still perfect! The fact that it makes 2 large pans makes it perfect for parties providing I don't eat one pan myself.

  • singneon
    Dec 24, 2017

    So disappointed. I didn't realize until it was too late that this recipe is incomplete. It calls for sugar in the instructions for the filling but the measurements DO NOT list sugar at all for the filling. Now I have to go try buy a dessert for Christmas dinner, such a waste of all these ingredients & my time.

  • Amy
    Nov 20, 2017

    These are tried and true! I have been making them since they appeared in my Taste of Home in 2004. Friends and family request them because they are so good! HOWEVER, somehow the recipe listed here got changed from the original recipe as "caroltruitt" mentioned. THE FILLING IS MISSING 3 CUPS OF SUGAR! Also, someone mentioned that cutting in the butter took forever. I use my stand mixer for that. I put all of the dry ingredients in and then slice the butter into the mixer and let it go until crumbly. It doesnt' take long at all and works perfect.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Nov 19, 2017

    These were great and easy to make!

  • caroltruitt
    Nov 6, 2017

    DIdn't the original recipe call for 3 cups sugar in the filling? the directions still call for mixing the sugar and corn syrup, but this one does not have sugar listed under the filling ingrediants

  • MsJoanne
    Dec 24, 2016

    Halved the recipe. Came out quite well. I used baking Pam in my non-stick broiler pan and when it was done the whole thing lifted off in one piece. Made cutting super easy. Delicious.Might add a bit of extra butter to the crust next time. Hubby loved them!

  • Angiethesinger
    Dec 4, 2016

    These were delicious! The family loved them. I halved the recipe.

  • choward1
    Dec 4, 2016

    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.