Pecan Mini Pie Recipe

Pecan Mini Pie Recipe
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You'll go nuts over this mini pie. Use pecans, walnuts or any other roasted nut that is tender.
Makes approximately 6 mini pies.
Ingredients
Filling
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (or other tender nut)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark or light corn syrup or pure maple
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream (optional topper)
Crust
  • 1 all-butter pie single crust recipe (6-8 mini pies)
Instructions
  1. Cut 6-8 bottom circles from the pie crust dough.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Combine together the butter, sugar, corn syrup, salt and eg.
  4. Stir in the nuts.
  5. Prepare the mini pie maker.
  6. Place each dough circle for the bottom into the pie maker.
  7. Spoon the filling into each mini pie shell but not to the very top to prevent boiling over.
  8. Close the lid and bake for 8-12 minutes.
  9. Remove pies with a spatula and allow to cool.
  10. Dust pies with a little powdered sugar.