Mini Pecan Pies
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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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Yes, just be sure to use a gluten free pie crust recipe.
Yup! Store them in an airtight container in the freezer and enjoy up to 60 days.