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Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies

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Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies- These mini pies are a scaled down version of the classic pie with the delicious addition of chocolate! They are delicious, easy to make and totally portable.

Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies- Big Green House

As previously mentioned, traditional pie crusts and me are not on good terms. So, I opt to make my pies crustless, in pastry cups or as seen in this recipe, a mini version.

Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies- Big Green House

Ingredients Needed

  • Pie crust dough
  • Butter
  • Chocolate chips
  • Corn syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Pecans
  • Neutral tasting oil

Ingredients Notes

Pie Crust

I used a premade refrigerated pie crust. If you wish, you can use your favorite homemade pie crust for these pies. You will need a crust that is equivalent to a 9 inch pie.

Corn Syrup

I used a light corn syrup, but, dark will also work.

Chocolate Chips

I’ve mentioned it several times before, but, I do like to use dark chocolate chips in my desserts. Which, is what I used for these. However, semi sweet and milk chocolate will also work. It just depends on your chocolate preference.

Neutral Tasting Oil

You will only need a teaspoon of this for melting the chocolate topping. If desired, you can use butter or shortening.


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Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies- Big Green House

Recipe Notes

Pie Sizes and Quantity

I used a 3 inch round cookie cutter and was able to get 10 mini pies from 1 pie crust. I rolled out the flat crust, cut out the rounds, then, collected the “scraps” and rolled out the dough again. To fit into a well of a standard size muffin tin, you will need a round cutter that is at least 3 inches in size.

Can I Use a Mini Muffin Pan?

Yes. However, you will need to cut back your baking time by a few minutes and make your dough circles smaller in size.

Storage

Keep any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator. They are best eaten within 2-3 days.

Can I Freeze These?

Yes. Be sure to bake and cool your mini pies completely first. Then, seal the pie in plastic wrap or foil…anything that will keep it air tight. To reheat, first, unwrap your pies from any packaging. Then, let them come to room temperature in the refrigerator. Finally, reheat in a low heat (325-350 degrees) oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated thoroughly.

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Yield: approx 10 mini pies

Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies

Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies- Big Green House

Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies- These mini pies are a scaled down version of the classic pie with the delicious addition of chocolate! They are delicious, easy to make and totally portable.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • Pie crust dough for a 9 inch pie

For Filling:

  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans halves

For Topping:

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 tsp canola oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 count muffin pan.
  2. Roll out pie crust. Using a 3-4 inch round cutter, cut out 8-10 rounds in the dough.
  3. Place each crust round in the wells of the muffin pan. Pressing the sides and bottom of the crust to fit the well. Refrigerate the pie crusts while you are making the filling.
  4. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and 1/3 cup chocolate chips until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl, mix together eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, salt and vanilla until fully combined. Then, add in melted chocolate and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  6. Divide the mixture evenly into the chilled pie crusts. Be sure not to over fill the crusts. If you have leftover filling, refrigerate for additional pies.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is lightly brown and the filling is a bit bubbly.
  8. Let the pies cool for about an hour. Then, drizzle with chocolate topping.
  9. To Make topping: Melt 1/4 cup of chocolate chips with oil until smooth. Drizzle on top of cooled pies.
  10. Let the chocolate set before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g

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5 Comments

  1. ELIZABETH says:

    LOVE THIS recipe Erin! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party!
    Creatively, Beth

  2. These look so delightful! Pecan pie is one of my favorites and these individual pies are perfect for smaller gatherings.

  3. Holy smokes, mini pecan pies to die for. Yumminess in overdrive here, so pinned it immediate.
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