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Pecan Pie Bites

close up shot of pecan pie bites on a wooden board
These easy pecan pie bites look just like little pies but pack a punch in flavor with the classic sweet nutty crunch of a full-sized pecan pie.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 138 kcal

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • ¾ cup salted sweet cream butter softened
  • cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

Filling

  • 1 ½ cups pecans chopped
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons salted sweet cream butter melted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Using a stand mixer, or a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter for 1 to 1 ½ minutes until smooth.
  • Add the light brown sugar and continue to mix for 30 seconds.
  • Add the flour and mix just until well incorporated. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together the light brown sugar, light corn syrup, butter and vanilla extract. Stir until the mixture is well incorporated.
  • Stir in the pecans and set it aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray a mini muffin pan and set it aside.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and roll into balls.
  • Using your thumb or a dough tamper, depress the dough into the individual muffin cups.
  • Spoon enough pie filling to fill the cups, being careful not to dribble the filling.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the crust is golden.
  • Allow the mini pies to cool completely before removing them from the pans.

Notes

PRO TIP: You can toast the chopped pecans in a skillet on the stovetop for a few minutes before adding them. Allow them to cool completely before adding them to the filling.
 
PRO TIP: Be careful not to overfill the pies with the filling. It can bubble over and cause a mess.
 
PRO TIP: You can loosely tent aluminum foil over the top of the muffin pan if your oven cooks unevenly or tends to cook too quickly.

Nutrition

Sodium: 47mgCalcium: 13mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 150IUSugar: 12gFiber: 1gPotassium: 36mgCholesterol: 13mgCalories: 138kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 8gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 17gIron: 1mg