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Mini Pecan Pies

October 14, 2009


Fall always reminds me of pies, especially pecan! I was perusing recipes online the other day and found this great recipe on Avesta’s food blog, Check It Out. Pecan pies are great but mini pecan pies are even better! These will be a hit at your next holiday party. Guests won’t feel guilty about eating 1 or 2 of these as they would with a whole slice. You can even fill the crust with pumpkin filling rather than pecan and serve them at a pumpkin carving party, just in time for Halloween. This recipe is super simple as it uses frozen pre-made pie crust rather than baking from scratch. The recipe also calls for using mini muffin pans, which you can find at your local grocery store. I actually made these the other day but used a chocolate filling instead and the muffin pans made everything super easy. See the recipe and pics below, all courtesy of Check it Out. Let us know how your pies end up!


Mini Pecan Pies
1 frozen pie crust (thawed and rolled out into as close to a square as you can get it)

Once you’ve rolled out your crust, cut out an even number of squares (about 1 inch squares) I got 16 squares out of my crust. Use mini muffin pans that have been sprayed and floured and form little pie crusts in each space using your pie crust squares. Bake the crusts for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Pecan Pie filling:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup chopped pecans

While the crusts are baking, combine the butter, powdered sugar and corn syrup in small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil while stirring frequently. Stir in chopped pecans, turn off heat and mix well. This recipe is good for 16-20 mini pecan pies, double the recipe for 36 or 40 mini pies.

Pour your pecan mixture in each baked crust, bake for another 5-8 minutes. Let the mini pies cool a bit before removing from the pan.


One Comment leave one →
  1. Sam permalink
    October 15, 2009 12:30 am

    I dont typically love pecans, but this looks YUMMY!!! I like the idea of doing a pumpkin filling. I imagine the smell of it alone, while its baking, is worth making them.

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