Mini Pecan Pies Recipe

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Adorable little Pecan Pies made easy with Pillsbury Pie Crust. People love having their own individual pecan pie for those holiday dinners!

Mini Pecan Pie Recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert!

The ultimate Thanksgiving dessert: pecan pie. This pie tops the charts in my opinion, and it’s the one I look forward to the most at holiday dinners every year. To me, it is everything at Thanksgiving.

Ooey, gooey, crunchy, flaky, buttery, decadent, rich, and pairs well with ice cream and chocolate chips. All requirements for perfection are met in a pecan pie.

Now you can have your very own pie perfection that you don’t have to share with anyone on Thanksgiving day! Making pecan pie in individual servings makes so much sense to me. Ask anyone who knows me — I don’t share dessert. Not even with my husband or my sister. Not even when I’m dieting. Not ever.

So, my very own Thanksgiving pie = just yes.

Mini Pecan Pie Recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert!

Step one to mini pie heaven is making individual-sized crusts. You can most certainly make your own crust from scratch (if you do, try my favorite Buttermilk Pastry Pie Crust). You’ll need two of them for this recipe.

I just used a pre-made Pillsbury crust for mine. I think their crust is tender, flaky, and very buttery, and I’ve always been happy using a Pillsbury pie crust. Plus, I’m all about the easy and time-efficient. And anything that spares me more dishes (I swear, I’m gonna die at the sink one day).

Use a 3-inch round cookie cutter to cut mini pie crusts (I got 9 out of each Pillsbury crust without re-using the scraps). Pinch the dough between your fingers ever so slightly to thin it out just a little bit and make it stretch some. When placed in a muffin tin (standard size, not mini), the crust should go almost halfway up the sides.

Mini Pecan Pie Recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert!

Next, make the filling!

Do you like chopped or halved pecans? I can really do either one. But in these mini pies, I suggest doing at least a rough chop if you only have pecan halves on hand.

Spoon the buttery, gooey filling into each pie crust, and know that you are only about 30 minutes from shoving your very own pecan pie in your mouth.

Mini Pecan Pie Recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert!

After about 25 minutes in the oven, these guys are done and ready to eat.

Enjoy 🙂 And never worry about having to share your pie again!

Mini Pecan Pie Recipe perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert!

Mini Pecan Pies

Yield: 18 mini pies

Adorable little Pecan Pies made easy with Pillsbury Pie Crust. People love having their own individual pecan pie for those holiday dinners!


  • 2 egg
  • 2/3 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 box (14.1 ounces)refrigerated pie crust dough


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla in a bowl until smooth.  Stir in pecans. Set aside.

Unroll pie crusts on counter.  Cut out 18 (3 inch) circles using a round cookie cutter. You will have a little dough left over.

Gently fit each circle into muffin cups.  Dough should come up about halfway in each cup.  Spoon about 1 tablespoon filling into each shell.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until filling is set and crust is golden. Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Use a knife around the edges to loosen the crust and pop each pie out.

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Mini Pecan Pie FAQ

What type of pecans should I use for pecan pies?

Pecan pies are most commonly made with pecan halves or pieces that have been toasted to bring out their flavor. While both pecan halves and pieces can be used in pecan pie recipes, pecan pieces tend to be less expensive and more readily available than pecan halves. Chopped pecans may also be found in your local supermarket’s baking aisle if pecan halves are not available.

How long should pecan pies bake?

Pecan pies should be baked until the pecan pie filling has set. This pecan pie recipe for pecan pie baking times is dependent upon the pecan pies size, oven temperature, and recipe variation. A pecan pie recipe baked in a glass dish will bake at a different rate than one baked in a metal pan. The pecan pies diameter also affects baking time – pecan pies with a larger diameter will take longer to bake than pecan pies with a smaller diameter.

How long should pecan pie cool before serving?

Pecan pie is best served when it has reached room temperature or slightly above. While pecan pie can be eaten warm, pecans may become softer if they are baked in the pecan pie filling. Allow pecan pie to cool at room temperature for an hour prior to serving in order to best enjoy the pecans crunchy texture.

How do you store pecan pies?

Pecan pies should be stored, covered loosely with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, in the refrigerator until they are consumed. Pecan pies should not be left at room temperature as pecans can become soggy when they come in contact with moisture. Pecan pies may also be frozen, uncut, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and placed into a freezer bag or airtight container to prevent pecan pie from absorbing flavors from surrounding items.

Should I prebake my pie crust for pecan pie?

Prebaking pie crusts for a short time prior to filling is an optional step that ensures that the crust will be flaky, crisp, and hold up under pressure pecan pecan pecan pecan pie recipe. Even pecan pies recipes that do not include prebaking may call for the pecans pecan pie crust to be baked before it is filled.

What do pecan pies taste like?

Pecan pie is a nutty, sweet treat that is perfect for dessert or as an afternoon snack. Pecan pecan pies are custard-based pecan pie recipes with pecans mixed in sugar, eggs, and butter that are baked until set. Other ingredients may include vanilla extract, flour, butter, salt, brown sugar, corn syrup or molasses.Pecan pies are often topped pecan pie icing , which consists of pecans mixed with powdered sugar and milk to make a creamy glaze for pecan pie desserts.

Pecan pies have been a staple of American cooking since pecans were first brought from Mexico to the United States by Spanish missionaries in the sixteenth century. The pecan pie recipe most commonly used today is a custard pie, consisting of pecans mixed with sugar, eggs, and butter that is baked until set. While pecan pie is a popular Thanksgiving dish, pecan pie recipes can be baked and enjoyed year round.

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