Mini Pecan Pies - Because Everything is Better Mini

Do you need a different but still tradish dessert for tomorrow? (Do you hate that I just said tradish?) Are you apprehensive about cutting pie because it crumbles apart as you wonder how the eff actual bakeries and/or Luby's cut perfectly triangular slices of pie? Do you agree that all regular sized food is infinitely cuter when minified? 

Boomshakalaka.

Mini Pecan Pies
Makes 8 mini pies

Crust:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups flour

Cream butter and sugar. Gradually add flour. Press mixture into bottom and sides of 8 greased tart pans. It's really that easy.

Pro tip: Don't spread it too thin - the crust or the love. The base needs to be sturdy enough to hold the warm heavenly goop that is the filling of pecan pie. Or any pie, really. 

Pie Filling:
3 eggs
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups pecan halves

Mix everything but the pecans. Then add the pecans. Seriously, pecan pie is one of the easiest desserts to make. Spoon 1/3 cup of the mixture into each crusted tart pan (we went from greased tarts to crusted tarts - such is life). Make sure you have enough pecans in each pie - exactly 8.3 pecans, no more and no less. (Kidding.) Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack until room temperature, then pop the pies out of the tart pans and win the Thanksgiving dessert table. 

Comments

  1. looks delish. if it weren't for the family tradish of grandma's homemade pecan pies, with the pecans picks from the pecan trees on the farm, i would soooo be making these. ps like the word tradish-lol

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  2. I have just now finished reading your blog from oldest to most recent (not nearly as weird as it sounds I promise), and I've got to say you're really fucking funny! Thanks for being a bright spot in my boring ass work day.

    Also, that whole motivational thing you do...thanks for that too. I've lost 14 pounds in 3 months and it's blogs like this that remind me it shouldn't feel like a chore to keep going.

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  3. I love this! It turns out amazingly awesome every single time. I'm baking one as we speak (...or, type). Thank you for sharing :)

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