Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mini Pecan Pies

I have been craving pecan pie for a while now. I decided to make some mini pies.

I still haven't perfected pie crust, actually I haven't even tried yet. Too busy or too lazy. But this is my favorite pie crust that I always use when I need pie crust. The box has 2 crusts.

I was able to make 4 doz little dough balls, about an inch in diameter


I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com, i only used the filling recipe since I already had pre-made crust.

I doubled this recipe:
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
25 minutes at 325 degrees in the oven, and they popped right out of the pan. AND so delicious!!

I have to get my sugar fix from things other than chocolate, because for some strange reason now that I am pregnant, I don't crave for chocolate anymore...sad, I know. It's ok, and I'll still eat it, but before pregnancy, I had to fight myself to not eat it with every meal and snack.

5 comments:

Anali said...

These are so cute!!

junko said...

i love these! I love the idea of making the min pie crusts from a big store brought one! These kinds of shortcuts are the best :)

JaneReyGar said...

Hmm...I have a ready-made pie crust sitting in the fridge and I didn't know what to do with it. I think I'll try this recipe out! Thanks!

schoolgirl said...

When I was finally able to eat these were so yummy. tasted just like the big pecan pie. And having the minis didn't make me feel guilty as if I ate a whole pie! hahah.

Mama Bear said...

These were so good............ Thank you for making them and for sending me home with some. I ate them ALL.......

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