Can I Make "Mini Pecan Pies?"
Updated: Aug 24
These little mini pecan pies on Pinterest from livewellbakeoften.com looked really good and the perfect size treat to satisfy my pecan pie fix! They are also a great size to make for a cocktail party too.
Pecan Pie Day
"It’s Pecan Pie Day! This sweet delight has the best of both worlds—a smooth filling and a crunchy top. Traditional recipes for pecan pie call for ingredients like roasted pecans, butter, eggs, and brown sugar, but there are many different variations.
Some people even choose to add special ingredients like chocolate or bourbon.
Most Americans consider pecan pie to be a Southern specialty, but this type of pie is actually French in origin. French immigrants living in New Orleans baked the first American pecan pies."
The yield for the recipe is for 12 mini pies. I was only making 3. I also didn't have eggs or vanilla. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out without eggs.
What I used:
- Pie crust
- Brown sugar (1 or 2 tablespoons)
- Corn syrup (1/2 tablespoon)
- Butter (~1 tablespoon)
- Pecans (a few tablespoons)
I took some pecans from what was left of my Bald Eagle Cheeseball sitting in the fridge. Haha! :) Check it out
I melted the butter in the microwave 45-60 seconds and mixed it with brown sugar and the cornsyrup.
Tip: Cupcake liners for making mini pies
When I make mini pies in muffin tins, I like to use a cupcake liner and spray cooking spray on it. It makes it easier for them to pop out.
I cut out a circle and put the mini pie crusts into each cupcake liner.
I scooped the brown sugar mixture on to the pie crusts and then I put some chopped pecans into each one.
Note: You bake these pies at 350 degrees for ~23-25 min. That's different than what is on the box (400 degrees) and makes sense. You have brown sugar in the mixture and you don't want it to burn
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! These little mini pecan pies were a cinch to make and really good! the As I mentioned above, they are the perfect size treat to satisfy my pecan pie fix! They are also a great size to for a cocktail party too.
Give it a try! We are good at this!