Mini Pecan Pies

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Mini Pecan Pies are the perfect American holiday sweet. These little bites are staples for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Sweet, nutty and of so good.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Stack of Mini Pecan Tarts.

Mini Pecan Pies are the perfect American holiday sweet. These little bites are staples for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Sweet, nutty and oh so good. They are a mini version of classic pecan pie.

A stack of mini pecan pies.

These mini pecan pies are so easy because store bought pie crust is utilized. This makes this recipe so quick and easy. Additionally, these little pies look so elegant on dessert tray they will be a seasonal favorite.

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The star of these mini pie recipe is of course, the pecan. The pecan is found indigenous to North America, find out more here.

  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone loves having their own mini pie.
  • Makes Great Gifts: A platter of these little pies are a perfect gift or dessert for Holiday parties.

A stack of pies and pecans.

Ingredient Notes for Mini Pecan Pie

  • Store-Bought Pie Dough
  • Light Corn Syrup
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • Pecans chopped
Pecans, dough, syrup to make pecan pies.

Equipment Needed for Pecan Pie Mini

How to Make Mini Pecan Tartlets

These are the basic steps for making mini pecan pies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition facts.

Cutting out the pie dough and putting on the appetizer tray.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then roll out the pie crust into a round circle. Then using your cookie cutter, cut out 24 circles 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.

STEP 2: MIX

Second, in a medium-sized bowl, add in the egg, the corn syrup, the brown sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla. Stir well. Once the pecan mixture is ready, remove the muffin tin from the fridge and using a cookie scoop spoon the filling into each tart. Only fill the tart about ½ full and next top each of them with the pecans.

STEP 3: BAKE

Then place the Mini Pecan Tarts into the oven and bake 20 to 30 minutes. They will be done once the crust is golden brown. Finally, let them cool and then carefully remove with a knife from the pan.

Making the filling for the pecan pies.

Prep and Storage Tips for Pecan Pie Bites

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Prep ingredients ahead of time and keep in an airtight container.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container such as this in the refrigerator

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Indeed, you can freeze these in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS SOUTHERB PECAN PIES RECIPE

Thaw overnight in the fridge and then warm in the oven or the microwave.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mini Pecan Tart

HOW TO MAKE THIS MINI PECAN PIES RECIPE DIFFERENT?

Bite size, tart size or even a full size pie can be made with this recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE SOMETHING FOR THE CORN SYRUP?

There are few things that you can replace the corn syrup with for the pecan pie filling, for example:
>maple syrup
>honey
>light molasses
>agave nectar

CAN THIS MINI PECAN PIE RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, make adjust the recipe for your requirements.

ADD CHOCOLATE TO PECAN MINI PIES?

Indeed, add some dark chocolate to the pies.

A bite out of a pecan bite.

Expert Tips for Making This Mini Pies Recipe

  • Add Alcohol: A splash of bourbon, rum or whisky for the adults is great for pecan pie mini.
  • Filling: Do not overfill or these pies will overflow and you will not get the crisp crust.
  • Variation tip: Coconut can be added for a great addition.
  • Removal: Spray the mini tins with cooking spray and add strips of parchment paper for easy removal.
  • Top: Feel free to drizzle with caramel, top with whipped cream or ice cream to serve.
  • Cooking Time: Start checking on your pies after 20 minutes as stove temperatures vary. The pies are done when golden brown.

What to Serve with Mini Pecan Pies

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Stack of Mini Pecan Tarts.

Mini Pecan Pies

Yield: 24 pieces
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Mini Pecan Pies are the perfect American holiday sweet. These little bites are staples for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Sweet, nutty and of so good.
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Ingredients

  • Store-bought pie crust
  • 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. Mix well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Then place the Mini Pecan Tarts into the oven and bake 20 to 30 minutes. They will be done once the crust is golden brown.
  • Let them cool and then carefully remove with a knife from the pan.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Alcohol: A splash of bourbon, rum or whisky for the adults is great.
  • Filling: Do not overfill or these pies will overflow and you will not get the crisp crust.
  • Variation tip: Coconut can be added for a great addition.
  • Removal: Spray the mini tins with cooking spray and add strips of parchment paper for easy removal.
  • Top: Feel free to drizzle with caramel, top with whipped cream or ice cream to serve.
  • Cooking Time: Start checking on your pies after 20 minutes as stove temperatures vary. The pies are done when golden brown.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pie

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