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Mini Pecan Pies

Pecans nestled in a sweet brown sugar filling and surrounded by a crispy crust.

Morsels of Life - Mini Pecan Pies - Pecans nestled in a sweet brown sugar filling and surrounded by a crispy crust.

Pecan Pie - those two words just bring a bit of joy to me. I've never really been a huge fan of pie (except Chicken Pot Pie), but for some reason, Pecan Pie has a certain appeal. Maybe it's the nutty sweetness or contrasting textures. I'm not really sure. All I know is it's some tasty eats. So when I saw this recipe from Chinese Grandma, I knew I had to give it a try. I slightly modified the recipe since I wanted mini pies instead of a regular sized pie. Perfect timing too - I'm in Savannah right now and seeing lots of pecans. So, make yourself a pecan pie, and enjoy it with me! :)

I made 4 mini pies using less than 1 cup of sugar, so this pecan pie won't be overly sweet. We found it had a good level of sweetness, but feel free to add more sweetener if you'd prefer. I'd recommend honey, molasses, syrup, or some form of liquid sweetener so you don't end up with a grainy filling. Anyway, I'm sure you're tired of hearing me ramble on and just want to get to the recipe. Well, here you go!

What's your favorite pie?


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Pecans nestled in a sweet brown sugar filling and surrounded by a crispy crust.

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Yield: 4 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1/2 batch pie crust
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg
1/2 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Note: Double all materials for a standard sized pie.

Methods:

  1. Gather all materials.
  2. Mix sugars, flour, egg, milk, vanilla, and butter until sugars dissolved.
  3. Spread pecans throughout pie crusts.
  4. Pour mixture over pecans.
  5. Bake at 350F until crust golden and filling puffy, approximately 15-20 minutes.

Shared with: Wednesday Showcase, Wonderful Wednesday, What's Cookin' Wednesday, #recipeoftheweek, Happiness is Homemade, Over the Moon, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, What'd You Do This Weekend?



6 comments:

  1. These mini pies look super delicious, what a great recipe!!! I'm hosting a recipe link up party on my blog and would be thrilled if you decided to participate!!!

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  2. Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. :) I'll stop by your link up as well.

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  3. You hit the nail on the head on this one. I love pecan pie and the small portions are perfect for me! Thank you for sharing at #WonderfulWednesday! Make sure to do something nice for yourself this week!

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    1. Yep - I'm a fan of those smaller portions too. Plus, it means you don't have to share. :)

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  4. Looks wonderful and a great way to keep from overindulging! Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon.

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    1. Agreed! Built in portion control. :)

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