Mini pecan pies are filled with a delicious pecan flavor. The crust on this pie is truly just one of the things to brag on. The texture of the pecans mixed with the dark Karo syrup is out of this world. These are perfect for Thanksgiving. Everyone at the dinner table will feel special with these mini pecan pies!
What is pecan pie
This old-fashioned Pecan pie is a dish that I would refer to as a southern pecan pie. It’s filled with a pecan syrup mixture. Then place in a preheated oven to bake up perfectly. This recipe pairs really well by itself, or you can eat it with my coffee recipe.
Dough- Use the Pillsbury dough. I used flaky biscuits for this recipe. You can use regular store-bought dough as well.
Pecans- Chopped pecans work perfectly in this recipe.
Karo Syrup- Helps to give southern pecan pie that rich flavor. You can choose to use light corn syrup or dark corn syrup.
Eggs- Helps to bind all of the ingredients together.
Sugar-Adds a touch of sweetness
Butter-For flavor. I used salted butter.
Vanilla extract- Is used to enhance the flavor of every part of this pecan pie.
How to make mini pecan pie?
Homemade pecan pie is definitely going to be on the menu all holiday long, so let me show you how to make this recipe quickly.
You will need a muffin dish and non-stick spray. I used a 6-count muffin dish. I was able to make 12 muffins with this recipe.
Does homemade pecan pie need to be refrigerated? I would definitely say that is a yes answer. Place the mini pecan pies in an airtight Ziplock bag or an airtight container.
You can warm these mini southern pecan pies up in the microwave, air fryer, or oven. Air fryer pecan pie, I know you're probably wondering but yes. You can use one. Allow the pecan pie to warm up for about 30 seconds to 1 minute (microwave, air fryer). In the oven, preheat to 375 and allow to reheat for 1 minute.
At the halfway mark of baking your mini pecan pies. Open the microwave and gently place a piece of aluminum foil over the mini pecan pies so the pecan and crust won’t burn.
DO NOT overfill the dough. Halfway is fine. Overfilling will result in the filling overflowing.
Allow mini pecan pies to cool before eating. The filling can be extremely hot.
You test this by sticking a toothpick in the pie. If it comes out dry, they are done. It comes out wet. They need to bake a little more.
Can you freeze pecan pie?
Yes, you can freeze your pecan pie. You will make the mini pecan pies ahead of time then you will want to place them in the freezer. Southern pecan pie can last in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Does pecan pie need to be refrigerated?
Yes, you should refrigerate pecan pie. According to the USDA. Any pie that has eggs in them should be kept. Refrigerated.
How far in advance can I make pecan pie?
You can make them a week or even a month ahead of time. After you bake the pies. Wrap them up and place them in the freezer for up to 4 months.
What is the difference between pecan pie and Southern pecan pie?
There isn’t much difference between Southern pecan pie and pecan pie.
Mini Pecan Pies
Mini pecan pies are filled with a delicious pecan flavor. The crust on this pie is truly just one of the things to brag on. The texture of the pecans mixed with the dark Karo syrup is out of this world. These are perfect for Thanksgiving.