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tiny pecan pies

(55 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kathy Sterling
Cypress, TX

We come from a region were pecans are plentiful. My grandmother used to make these for most family dinners and now my sister does the honors. We love them and they go fast when put out on the dessert table during the holidays. You will love the buttery crust and rich filling. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Pecan pie is good in any form... and this size makes it SO easy to just grab and go! With a flaky crust and brown sugar crunchy pecan filling, these mini pecan pies are delicious. Pecan pie is always a holiday favorite and these are great if you want pecan pie but don't want to make a large pie. They'd make a great hostess gift too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(55 ratings)
yield 24 minis, 12 regular muffin size
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tiny pecan pies

  • 3 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    flour, sifted
  • 1
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2/3 c
    pecans, in pieces
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make tiny pecan pies

  • Mixing cream cheese and butter together.
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix cream cheese and butter together.
  • Stirring in flour.
    Stir in flour.
  • Dough wrapped in plastic wrap ready to chill.
    Chill dough for 1 hour.
  • Balls of dough in muffin tins.
    Shape dough into 24 balls and place in 24 mini-muffin tins. Regular muffin tins can be used too (you'll need 12 balls of dough for the regular tins).
  • Pressing dough into the tins.
    Press dough into muffin tins working it up the sides and into the bottom.
  • Sprinkling pecans into dough-lined tins.
    Sprinkle 1/2 of the pecans into the bottom of the dough-lined muffin cups.
  • Egg, butter, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla filling poured into muffin tins.
    Beat together egg, 1 Tablespoon of butter, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth. Spoon filling over the pecans in the muffin cups. Top with remaining pecans.
  • Tiny Pecan Pies baking.
    Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes until set. If using regular size muffin tins, bake for about 25 minutes or until set.
  • Tiny Pecan Pies cooling.
    Cool completely before removing from muffin tins.