Mini pecan pies are filled with a delicious pecan flavor and are perfect for the holiday season. The flaky crust and pecans mixed with the dark Karo syrup are out of this world. These are perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday. Every pecan pie lover at the dinner table will feel special with these little bite-sized pies!
These mini desserts are a dish that I would refer to as small southern pecan pies. It’s filled with a gooey pecan syrup mixture. Then place into 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 Pillsbury dough. I used flaky biscuits for this recipe. You can use regular store-bought dough for this regular pecan pie as well.
Pecan halves- Chopped pecans work perfectly in this recipe.
Karo Syrup- Gives these mini pecan pies that rich flavor. You can choose to use light corn syrup or dark corn syrup.
Eggs- Help to bind all of the ingredients together.
Sugar-Adds a touch of sweetness
Melted butter-For flavor. I used salted butter.
Vanilla extract- This is used to enhance the flavor of the pecan filling.
The full list of ingredients can be found in the recipe card below.
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.
Place the mini pecan pies in an airtight container.
You can warm these mini 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 mini 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.
Yes, you can freeze your pecan pie. Mini pecan pies can last in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Yes, you should refrigerate pecan pie, according to the USDA. Any pie that has eggs should be kept refrigerated.
You can make them a week or even a month after you bake the pies. Wrap them up and place them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
You can pair this mini pecan pie recipe with vanilla ice cream or a small amount of cream cheese.
The main difference is that Southern pecan pie includes additional ingredients like butter, brown sugar, and sometimes bourbon or vanilla extract, making it richer and more indulgent than regular pecan pie.
In conclusion, this easy pecan pie recipe is the perfect addition to any holiday season. Whether you're a pecan pie lover or enjoy the taste of a flaky crust, making your crust or using your mom's recipe is a beautiful way to add a personal touch to this dessert. With just a few simple ingredients and a large mixing bowl, you can create a delicious crust that will elevate your pies to a whole new level. And the best part is you don't need to worry about searching through grocery stores for store-bought pie crusts that often come at an additional cost. Instead, with a little bit of patience and a butter knife or rolling pin, you can easily create a homemade crust with biscuits.
Last Updated on September 30, 2023 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022