March 23, 2013

Mini Pecan Pies

I've been making the same pecan pie recipe, from my family cookbook, for several years.  My hubby loves pecan pie, and requested it for his 30th birthday party.  So I decided to make a mini version for the party.  I used the same recipe and just separated it into mini muffins.

Ingredients:
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. pecan halves
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
    • I used two crusts for the mini-muffin version
Here are the basic directions for a 9-inch pie:
  • Mix eggs, syrup, sugar, vanilla, and butter until well combined.
  • Stir in pecans
  • Pour into pie shell
  • Bake at 350 degrees about 50-55 minutes until filling is set

Here are directions for mini pies:
 
Mix eggs, syrup, sugar, vanilla, and butter until well combined.

If making mini pies, chop pecan halves into smaller pieces
(no chopping necessary for a whole pie)

Stir pecans into mixture

For mini pies, roll out crust and cut into circles to place into muffin pan
(Obviously, do not do this for a whole pie :))
 
Place pie crusts into well greased mini muffin pan and fill about 2/3 full with pie filling
 
Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 25 minutes until filling is set

No comments:

Post a Comment