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.
Individual Pecan Pies
- 1 basic pie dough homemade or store bought
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup corn syrup
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cups chopped pecans
- 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.
- 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.
- Preheat an oven to 350°F.
- Bake the pies until the filling is set but is still slightly soft in the center, 35 to 40 minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack and let cool slightly. Top each with a dollop of whipped cream and serve.
Sharon @ Fun and Life
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!
I love little individual desserts like this and pecan pie is a real favorite with me. Looks perfect!
oh wow, these look great!
Wow, gorgeous, crunchy, sweet, these pies are pushing all my buttons!
looks yummmy, i love deserts with nuts in them:)
Pecan pies are some of my favorite and to make one I could have all to myself, well that is brilliant.
oh these look like fun love pecan pie have a fun weekend Erica
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!
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. 🙂
Amy @ cookbookmaniac
I have a deep love for pecan pie. I also prefer my desserts on the less sweeter side. This looks beautifully rustic and delicious
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,
A Canadian Foodie
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....
A Canadian Foodie
PS - and this I KNOW is not Columbian!
Pecan pie is one of my favorites. I love your little mini pies - such scrumptious little treats!
5 Star Foodie
Pecan pie is a favorite at our house, love the individual portions, excellent!
They look delicious! Just the right level of sweetness for me too! Excellent, specially for a first time!
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!
Mmmm...I love pecan pies. Your are definitely better than mine....overflowing with pecans. I must add more filling next time 😀
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! 🙂