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Mini Pecan Pies

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This is going to sound very sacrilegious, but here goes:  I’m not really a pumpkin pie girl.  There, I’ve said it.  I do have a slice every year on Thanksgiving, but it’s not my favorite pie.  Now if you want to talk about pumpkin cheesecake, we have something there.

My grandmother makes a mean pecan pie, but there was a time when we didn’t spend every Thanksgiving with that side of my family.  Pecan pie is very rich and sweet, and also hard to get through the whole slice.  However, I still manage.

Did you have any doubt?  I thought I would try something a little different this year.  These mini pecan pies are just as good, and little healthier for you.  Enjoy!

We love Wilton’s mini muffin tin.

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a 24 muffin tin with non-stick spray and set aside.

Crust:

6 graham crackers sheets
2 tablespoons melted butter

Filling:

1/2 cup pecans
24 pecan halves
2 eggs

2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup light corn Syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar

1.  Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and set aside to cool.  Place the graham crackers into a food processor or a small food grinder.  We love our Cuisinart 4-cup work bowl for this small job.  Chop until the graham crackers become crumbs.  Add to a small bowl and add melted butter.  Mix until well incorporated.

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2.  Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the mini muffin tins and set aside.

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3.  Melt 2 more tablespoons of butter and set aside to cool.  Add 2 eggs to a medium size bowl and beat.  Add brown sugar, salt, corn syrup, cooled melted butter, and mix well.  (Note:  If the butter is too hot when you add it to the egg mixture, it will cook the eggs.)

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4.  Add the half-cup chopped pecans and mix.

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5.  Add the pecan mixture to the muffin tin.

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6.  Place a pecan half on top of each mini pie.

Ready for the oven

7. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until done.

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8.  Let cool before removing from muffin tins.

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Serving size: 1 mini pie

75 calories, 5.4g fat, 6.4g carbohydrates, 1.1g protein

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?  Please tell us in the comments section below! We hope you all have a very happy and save Thanksgiving!

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