I have never made pecan anything but when I came across a recipe for Pecan Pies I thought I would give it a go. It is relatively easy - I didn't have to get the mixer out at all and you just whack in the oven and let them cook.
The original recipe came from Bakerella but I didn't want to make 3 pies or 36 mini's so I adjusted the recipe a little and although mine certainly do not look anything like her gorgeous pies they taste damn good so I will stick with this recipe.
Mini Pecan Pies - adjusted from Bakerella
130g Pecan pieces
85gms melted unsalted butter
150g brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon SR flour
150g glucose syrup
1/3 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 mini frozen pie crusts
- Melt margarine in the microwave for about 2 minutes or until melted and set aside.
- Prepare your pecans. Remove any unwanted brown pieces from the pecan crevices and shake out pecan crumbs in a colander.
- Place brown sugar in a large bowl. Work out any lumps with the back of a spoon. If the brown sugar is too hard, you can loosen it up in the microwave. Heat it for a few seconds and it will be fine.
- Add a heaping serving tablespoon of self-rising flour and stir until the flour disappears into the brown sugar.
- Add a bottle of light corn syrup. Then add 1 serving tablespoon of vanilla and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Add melted margarine. Fold carefully into the mixture so it doesn’t splatter. Fold until the margarine is thoroughly worked in and disappears.
- In a separate bowl, crack open six eggs. Remove the “roosters” and loosely beat the eggs with your spoon.
- Fold the eggs into the pie mixture until they disappear.
- Add pecans and stir until completely coated.
- Grab a dessert/soup spoon and spoon mixture in to mini pie crusts. Do not overfill. I did and they overflowed so be careful. I would suggest that you have more than 12 as you have mixture left over so this saves the wastage.
- Cook in oven on a lined tray for 35 minutes. These will rise and fall so they are done when they have 'fallen'.
These are really yummy so give them a go.