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Mini Pecan Pies Recipe

Mini Pecan Pies Recipe

Here is a delicious mini pecan pie recipe that’s easy to make and perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! Each little bite of this easy recipe is sure to please your friends and family.

This crisp weather is so ideal baking a fall dessert and these Mini Pecan Pies is just the thing! Classic pecan pie is a quintessential thanksgiving dessert and this time of year, I am always looking to go an extra step to make the perfect dessert!

This mini pecan pie recipe is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert because they take less effort than a traditional pecan pie, but you get all that delicious taste from a slice of pie!

Mini pecan pies recipe will be a great addition to your dessert table at holiday gatherings, right next to apple pies and mini pumpkin pies. This mini dessert will be sure to please your friends and family.

It’s the best way to get that delicious taste of pecan pie without all the work! These mini pies have a buttery crust and a gooey center with crunchy pecans, just like regular pecan pie.

These little pies take less than an hour from start to finish which means you don’t need all day long in the kitchen this holiday season trying to prepare everything on your to-do list! 

mini pecan pie

How to Make Mini Pecan Pies

Ingredients:

  • Store-bought pie crust (1)
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pecan halves, chopped
mini pecan pie

Supplies needed:

  • 2” round cookie cutter
  • Mini muffin pan

Instructions:

Preheat to an oven temperature of 350 degrees f. Spray your mini muffin tin with non stick cooking spray.

Roll out the pie dough into a round circle. 

Using a cookie cutter or a biscuit cutter, divide dough into 24 circles. You may need to reroll the dough to use all of the dough and to get the 24 you need. 

mini pecan pie

Press a piece of dough a little bit with your fingers or the back of a spoon and place the circles into the muffin cups.

Place the muffin pan into the fridge while you are preparing the pecan pie filling to keep the dough cold. 

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk egg, the corn syrup, the brown sugar, melted butter, salt, and vanilla together to make the crunchy pecan filling.

mini pecan pie

Once the filling is ready, remove the muffin tin from the fridge and using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, spoon the filling into each tart. Only fill the tart about ½ full. 

To avoid overflowing, the pie crust should only be filled halfway. 

Once you have filled all of the tarts, top each of them with the pecans. You can add more or less of the chopped pecans or some chocolate chips into the gooey filling , depending on your preference.

Then place the Mini Pecan Pies into the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Start watching them for 20 minutes as depending on your oven they may be done. If not, continue to bake at 5-minute increments. They will be done once the crust is golden brown. 

mini pecan pie

For best results, let them cool and then carefully remove with a sharp knife along the sides of the pan. Enjoy warm and with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Can I use a Homemade Pie Crust for this Recipe? 

You can use your favorite homemade pie crust recipe to make these mini pecan pies. 

How Long Does Pecan Pie Last?

Pies like these will keep in your fridge if they’re tightly wrapped in an airtight container and refrigerated, for up to 3 days.

How to Freeze Pecan Pie

Wrap each mini pecan pie in plastic wrap and then in a freezer safe bag. Thaw frozen pecan pies at room temperature. 

What is a good substitute for corn syrup in pecan pie?

Substitute the use of corn syrup with maple syrup, honey or molasses in pecan pie.

mini pecan pie
mini pecan pie

Mini Pecan Pies Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Here is a delicious mini pecan pie recipe that’s easy to make and perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! Each little bite of this easy recipe is sure to please your friends and family.

Ingredients

  • Store-bought pie crust (1)
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 

Roll out the pie crust into a round circle. You will just want to roll it out a little bit wider than it already is. 

Using your cookie cutter, cut out 24 circles. You may need to reroll the dough to use all of the dough and to get the 24 you need. 

Stretch out the dough a little bit with your fingers and place the circles into the mini muffin pan. 

Place the muffin pan into the fridge while you are preparing the filing to keep the dough cold. 

In a medium-sized bowl, add in the egg, the corn syrup, the brown sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla. 

Once the filing is ready, remove the muffin tin from the fridge and using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, spoon the filing into each tart. Only fill the tart about ½ full. You will be tempted to fill it fuller, however, do not. You will still need to add the pecans plus the pie crust is going to expand. This will help prevent everything from overflowing out of the pan. 

Once you have filled all of the tarts, top each of them with the pecans. You can add more or less of the chopped pecans. It’s honestly up to you. 

Then place the Mini Pecan Tarts into the oven and bake 20 to 30 minutes. Start watching them at 20 minutes as depending on your oven they may be done. If not, continue to bake at 5-minute increments. They will be done once the crust is golden brown. 

Let them cool and then carefully remove with a knife from the pan. Enjoy warm and with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Notes

Can I use Homemade Pie Crust for this Recipe? 

You can use your favorite homemade pie crust recipe to make these mini pecan pies. 

How Long Does Pecan Pie Last?

Pies like these will keep in your fridge if they're tightly wrapped in an airtight container and refrigerated, for up to 3 days.

How to Freeze Pecan Pie

Wrap each mini pecan pie in plastic wrap and then in a freezer safe bag. Thaw frozen pecan pies at room temperature. 

What is a good substitute for corn syrup in pecan pie?

Substitute the use of corn syrup with maple syrup, honey or molasses in pecan pie.

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