Chocolate-Pecan Pies Mini


Looking for big flavor in a small bite? Mini Chocolate-Pecan Pies that you make in a muffin pan. Serve at parties, brunches, or dessert bars. These will be on my holiday list.

1 ½ (14.1-oz. or 15-oz.) pkg. refrigerated piecrusts
All-purpose flour, for work surface
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup dark corn syrup
¼ cup packed light brown sugar
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
3 large eggs, beaten
2 cups pecan halves, chopped
¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Unroll piecrusts on a lightly floured work surface. Using a 5-inch round cutter, cut piecrusts into 12 circles, rerolling scraps as needed. Press 1 circle in bottom and up sides of each cup of a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 12-cup muffin pan, flattening any bunches of dough along sides. Fold and crimp edges. Freeze 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together granulated sugar, corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Whisk in eggs.

Remove pan from freezer.
Sprinkle pecans into piecrusts (about 2 tablespoons each). Carefully pour pie filling over pecans (about 3 tablespoons per piecrust).

Bake pies in preheated oven until filling is set and crusts are golden brown, 24 to 28 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Using a small knife or offset spatula, remove pies from pan. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely, about 1 hour.

Place chocolate in a microwavable bowl; microwave on HIGH until melted, about 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds. Drizzle melted chocolate over pies. Serve, or let chocolate cool completely.




Naomi said...

Oh my goodness! My mom used to make these all the time! This is my nudge to make some now.

Linda said...

Yum, enjoy!