Desserts

Mini Pecan Pies

These Mini Pecan Pies are the perfect dessert to have at your Thanksgiving spread this year. These bite sized pies come together quickly, easily and are a great stress-free dessert that doesn't sacrifice on taste!

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mini pecan pies in a bowl

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Mini Pecan Pies taste just like standard pecan pie but in bite sized pieces.
  • Start to finish, this recipe will be ready in about 30 minutes.
  • Pecan filling is baked inside of a buttery, flakey crust.
  • The perfect ratio of filling to pie crust in every single bite!
  • A great dessert for the holidays, especially after eating all day.
  • Great for when you want something sweet.
  • Check out my Mini Apple Pies, or Mini Pumpkin Pies for a few other great ideas!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Mini Pecan Pies. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

The base of this recipe is made with store-bought pie crust from the refrigerator section. These are different than the pie crusts that are in the tin, this is a dough that you can roll out.

You can use store-bought chopped pecans, or whole pecans and chop them yourself.

I like to use grass-fed butter for an even more buttery taste, but regular butter works great. You can also use oil if necessary.

Coconut sugar is my favorite sweetener to use in my recipes, but brown sugar or cane sugar works great too.

Add in lots of cinnamon to really bring out that fall flavor.

A touch of vanilla extract adds a ton of flavor.

Maple syrup makes these pies even sweeter but also adds a nice caramel like flavor.

all the ingredients you need to make these mini pies

How To Make

ONE: Start by making the filling. In a large bowl add in the melted butter, coconut sugar, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Whisk well and then fold in chopped pecans.

TWO: roll out pie dough on a floured surface and use a circle cookie cutter, or the top of a glass to cut out circles. Add circles to muffin tins and mend to the edges.

THREE: Add about 1 tbsp of filling to each pie crust and then bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the muffin tins for 15 minutes before removing them and enjoy!

Tips And Tricks

Use pre-made store bought pie dough for a quick and easy recipe.

If you have a homemade pie crust, feel free to use that!

Combine all the wet ingredients first before adding the the chopped pecans.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these mini pecan pies warm with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy up to 5 days. Pecan pies can also be frozen and enjoyed up to 60 days.

a hand holding one of the mini pecan pies

Taste And Texture

These mini pecan pies taste just like a standard size slice of pecan pie but better in my opinion. The crust to filling ratio is perfect for every single bite. You have a buttery, flakey crust that is filled with a warm, sweet pecan filling.

The texture is crispy on the edges and the center is warm and crunchy.

a hand holding on of the pies with a bites taken out of it

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these vegan?

Yes, as long as you use a vegan pie crust recipe. Swap the eggs for a flax egg or you can add in tapioca flour, arrowroot powder or corn starch.

Can these be made gluten-free?

Yes, just be sure to use a gluten free pie crust recipe.

Can I freeze these apple pies?

Yup! Store them in an airtight container in the freezer and enjoy up to 60 days.

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make these Mini Apple Pies, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Mini Pecan Pies

These Mini Pecan Pies are the perfect dessert to have at your Thanksgiving spread this year. These bite sized pies come together quickly, easily and are a great stress-free dessert that doesn't sacrifice on taste!
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
18 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
30 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1 roll of refrigerated pie crust
  • 1.5 cups pecans, chopped
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed butter 
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar 
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

12 mini pies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Start by making the filling. In a large bowl add in the melted butter, coconut sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, eggs and maple syrup. Whisk well and then fold in chopped pecans and set aside. 
  3. Roll out pie dough on a floured surface and use a circle cookie cutter, or the top of a glass to cut out circles. Add circles to muffin tins and mend to the edges.
  4. Add about 1 tbsp of filling to each pie crust and then bake for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool in the muffin tins for 15 minutes before removing them and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use pre-made store bought pie dough for a quick and easy recipe.
  • If you have a homemade pie crust, feel free to use that!
  • Combine all the wet ingredients first before adding the the chopped pecans.

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Excited to make these!! Do you have any substitutes to make it gluten free?

Hi Annie! Yes totally, just use a gluten free pie crust from the store!! King Arthur also has a good GF pie mix. I’d google “refrigerated pie crust near me” and you’ll find the nearest store! that’s what i always do! otherwise you could instead make my gluten free pecan pie bars but in muffin tins 🙂