Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chef Chuck's Mini Pecan Pies

Torta di Noci


A mini pecan pie is the perfect dessert, sweet and nutty with a flaky crust. Who needs the whole pie when these bite size goodies are just the right size.


Mini Pecan Pies


Dough


3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup flour


Filling


1 cup pecans, chopped
1 egg
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
confectioners sugar, for dusting


Dough: In a mixer blend together cream cheese, butter and flour to make a dough. Place on floured board and kneed to make a smooth ball. Cover with plastic wrap. Either take 1 teaspoon of dough and form each cup with your fingers, or roll out and cut out 1 1/2 inch circles to form in each cup. It is a sticky dough, use just a little flour when rolling out.
Filling: Combine all ingredients, fill each cup half full, using about 1 teaspoon of filling. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool on rack, freezes well in air tight containers. When cooled sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
Makes 24

18 comments:

  1. bite size! so we can eat more. lol
    very cute.

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  2. Hi Dawn, Exactly!! All physiological!! Thanks :)

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  3. Just in time! I just bought a pack of pecans!! Now I have something to make with them!! Great little pie!

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  4. Ash, You must try these! But only eat a few!!
    I too ran into Pecans, our local farmer had a bucket. Take care, Chuck :)

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  5. OOOh Chuck,...these mini pecan pies look awesome!!

    Divine rich little treats! My husband & I love them!

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  6. Yes Sophie, They are rich but delish!! You and husband enjoy!! Thank You :)

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  7. Chef Chuck: you inspired me with this recipe for our Thanksgiving dessert throwdown. Sadly, I didn't win (boo hoo). It was the red velvet cupcakes that took the prize. But thanks for the great idea - I just posted my recipe and hope you don't mind that I mentioned you in my post!

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  8. Jodi, Glad I inspired you, your attempts I am sure were fabulous! Red Velvet Cupcakes can be a strong competitor!! You will get him next time.... I don't mind at all. Thanks, take care :)

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  9. I think these mini pecan pies look so delicious! Great recipe! I would love to try making it some time! =)

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  10. Hi Krysten, They are so good! Great for the holidays~ Enjoy :)
    Thank you

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  11. I just made these pecan pies today! I used pre-made pie crusts and I think that is what made my pies turn out a little dry! Next time I will try your pie crust recipe as well! I hope you don't mind that I mentioned your recipe in my blog, as well!

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  12. Hi Krysten, So happy you tried this one. Yes, the butter crust will give you the moistness needed. Thank you for mentioning my recipe! All the best!

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  13. These were fantastic! A perfect portion of a sweet treat. The crust really makes them wonderful. I'm going to make more for the other side of the family today.

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  14. Hi Valerie, I am so happy you and your family are enjoying this mini delights! We can't do with out them on the holidays.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!
    Thank you :)

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  15. Hello! I'm going to be making these tonight for my holiday employee potluck tomorrow. Can you please tell me how many servings this receipe yields? Thanks!

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  16. Hello Brandy,I am sure this will be a crowd pleaser!
    This will make about 24 pieces.
    Thank you :) Enjoy!

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  17. They came out perfect and so easy to make.

    Katrina

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  18. Wonderful! Just in time for the holidays...
    Thank you.

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