Individual Pecan Pies

by Erica Dinho on February 4, 2011

Pecan Pie

I have been craving pecan pie for a while now. I’ve never actually made one and I’ve only eaten it once before, and that was bought at my local market. So, I decided to make one at home and I loved this recipe.

It was not as sweet as the one I ate before. My husband told me that it wasn’t in fact as sweet as traditional pecan pie, which was perfect for me as I don’t like very sweet deserts. It’s great because you can eat it without feeling sick from sugar.


Pecan  pie with Cream



(4-6 small pies)

  • 1 basic pie dough homemade or store bought
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup regular sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups of chopped pecans

Individual Pecan Pie


  1. Prepare the filling:
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, regular sugar, salt, corn syrup and vanilla until blended. Whisk in the melted butter. Stir in the pecans.
  3. On a clean, lightly floured work surface, roll out the pie dough. Make circles and place in individual, non stick molds. Make little holes at the bottom with a fork. Pour the filling into the pie shells.
  4. Preheat an oven to 350°F.
  5. Bake the pies until the filling is set but is still slightly soft in the center, 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool slightly. Top each with a dollop of whipped cream and serve.
  7. Pecan Pies

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sharon @ Fun and Life February 4, 2011 at 5:27 PM

This looks wonderful! I loooove pecan pie. Never had it until my mom made it, and wowww, I can totally understand why you had a craving! It’s one of the world’s BEST desserts! =D I love desserts that are not too sweet too, and this sounds delicious!


2 Kim February 4, 2011 at 7:12 PM

I love little individual desserts like this and pecan pie is a real favorite with me. Looks perfect!


3 Simply Life February 4, 2011 at 8:29 PM

oh wow, these look great!


4 Angela February 4, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Wow, gorgeous, crunchy, sweet, these pies are pushing all my buttons!


5 nammi February 4, 2011 at 9:51 PM

looks yummmy, i love deserts with nuts in them:)


6 Oysterculture February 4, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Pecan pies are some of my favorite and to make one I could have all to myself, well that is brilliant.


7 rebecca subbiah February 4, 2011 at 10:40 PM

oh these look like fun love pecan pie have a fun weekend Erica


8 tasteofbeirut February 5, 2011 at 1:15 AM

I adore pecan but pecan pies, although wonderful are too sweet for my taste; so I like the adjustments you made to make it less sweet and I also love the bite-size portions!


9 pie February 5, 2011 at 4:19 AM

This looks really mouthwatering. I so love pecan nuts, and my kids are crazy about pies, so this recipe of yours will definitely be a sure hit. I think this will be a great bonding activity for my 3 kids, they all love helping out in the kitchen especially when I’m making pies. And they really love it whenever we take on a new recipe. :)


10 Amy @ cookbookmaniac February 5, 2011 at 4:45 AM

I have a deep love for pecan pie. I also prefer my desserts on the less sweeter side. This looks beautifully rustic and delicious


11 Ivy February 5, 2011 at 5:08 AM

I’ve only discovered pecans after I started blogging and they have become my favourite. They are a little bit expensive but I shall definitely try this pie,


12 A Canadian Foodie February 5, 2011 at 8:53 PM

The perfect size to satisfy a craving and to avoid that second slice!! So sweet and so delicious looking. I love nut pies and caramel and pecans and all things mini – so – you blew me away with this one….


13 A Canadian Foodie February 5, 2011 at 8:54 PM

PS – and this I KNOW is not Columbian!


14 Reeni February 5, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Pecan pie is one of my favorites. I love your little mini pies – such scrumptious little treats!


15 5 Star Foodie February 6, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Pecan pie is a favorite at our house, love the individual portions, excellent!


16 ruth February 6, 2011 at 8:18 AM

They look delicious! Just the right level of sweetness for me too! Excellent, specially for a first time!


17 Barbara February 6, 2011 at 1:20 PM

I love your baking pans, Erica!
And I never met a pecan pie I didn’t love. Also never heard of one that wasn’t too sweet either. Can’t wait to try this out!


18 MaryMoh February 7, 2011 at 4:57 AM

Mmmm…I love pecan pies. Your are definitely better than mine….overflowing with pecans. I must add more filling next time :D


19 grace February 8, 2011 at 1:53 AM

what a cute idea! bonus–you don’t have to worry about other people bringing their knives in and butchering your pie–they can butcher their own! :)


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