This is a Chritmas Cookie size version of a Pecan Pie. On one of our family trips a few years ago, Chelsea, tasted a piece of pecan pie. She loved it!!!! So when I found this recipe years ago I gave it a try. She loved it and I have been making it for years now. They really are like a slice of pecan pie all in a tiny bite. YUMMM!!!!
MINI PECAN PIES
FOR THE CRUST
1/4 CUP BUTTER 1/2 CUP SUGAR 4 OZ CREAM CHEESE SOFTENED 1 EGG 1 3/4 CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
FOR THE FILLING
1/3 CUP LIGHT CORN SYRUP 1/3 CUP DARK CORN SYRUP 1/2 CUP SUGAR 2 TBLSP BUTTER MELTED 2 EGGS 1 TSP VANILLA 3/4 CUP CRUSHED PECANS 1/3 CUP BROWN SUGAR 1 TSP CINNAMON 1/4 TSP CLOVES
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
We will first prepare the crust. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar in the bowl of a stand up mixer or using a hand mixer.
Add the egg and beat until smooth.....
Next add the flour gradually in small additions until completely incorporated.
Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for atleast an hour.
Prepare your mini muffin pans. Spray with cooking spray. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and drop into each muffin cup.
Form each ball into each cup using your finger to mold the dough about 3/4 of the way up all sides like I did......
Great....now prepare the filling!!! This part is very easy. Just combine all of the ingredients into a small bowl......
Now fill each cup with a teaspoon full.....
Bake at 350 degrees for 14 to 16 minutes. Let cool just for a minute and then pop them right out and allow to completely cool. This is actually a great crust to use for so many different fillings. We will have to remember to get back to these. My mind is running wild with possibilities!! These are also a nice addition to your cookie platters. I dusted some with some powdered sugar........
Others.....can you say CARMEL DRIZZLE!!!!!! Serve these on a platter with a small bowl of carmel in the middle and let your guests drizzle it on themselves.......YUMMM!!
A nice change from those sweet, sugary cookies. Give them a try, if you like Pecan Pie, you will love these!!!!