Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep Time
15 Mins
Bake Time
32 Mins
Cool Time
30 Mins
Makes about 6 dozen

Cram all the amazing flavor of pecan pie into these bite-sized treats that are perfect for parties and gift-giving alike. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350º. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.

Step 2

Stir together sugar and corn syrup in a medium bowl. Stir in pecans, eggs, and next 3 ingredients.

Step 3

Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoonful pecan mixture into each pastry shell, and place on 2 large baking sheets.

Step 4

Bake at 350º for 20 to 22 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks, and let cool completely (about 30 minutes). Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Step 5

Mini Pecan Pies: Substitute 1 1/2 (8-oz.) packages frozen tart shells for frozen mini-phyllo pastry shells. Prepare recipe as directed through Step Spoon about 1/4 cup pecan mixture into each tart shell. Place tart shells on a large baking sheet. Proceed with recipe as directed in Step 4, increasing bake time to 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Garnish with currants, if desired. Makes 1 dozen. Prep: 15 min., Bake: 30 min.

Chef's Notes

Baking time is 22 minutes per batch.

Ratings & Reviews

jallen's Review

December 10, 2009
This is a super easy dessert for parties and potlucks. They are best when eaten within 24 hours; they seem to lose their crispness after a day or so.

VickiVM's Review

November 18, 2009
Easy recipe that is quick and packs a flavor punch when you eat one! Just won "Best Overall" Dessert contest @ our company Thanksgiving luncheon with these. I will definitely make these again next week for Thanksgiving and whenever I need a quick and easy dessert that is very portable. I agree with the other person who rated this - definitely keep stirring as you fill because the heaviness of syrup mixture sinks to the bottom and the pecans tend to rise above. And if you get to the end of the batch and have more syrupy mix than pecans...add more pecans!

cck1492's Review

December 15, 2009
I made these for a holiday party and they were a big hit. The recipe makes a lot, so I suggest cutting it in half unless you want all 72. I used a bit less sugar and light corn syrup and they turned out fine. I will definitely make these again.

ahunter's Review

November 17, 2008
These bites were really delicious. Only suggestion is to make sure that you continually stir the mix as you're filling the cups so you don't wind up with all nuts and no


November 27, 2018
Delicious and easy to make. Twenty minutes in the oven was perfect. They were slightly less crisp after 1-2 days, but still has a little crunch and were ever so tasty.

Rescuemom's Review

December 13, 2009
A crunchy two bite pecan pie--YUM! Made them for a Christmas party--big hit!

ixora13's Review

November 26, 2010
Love it!!! Easy!!! I used regular phylo sheets and it turned out great. I melted butter and greased lightly 5 layers, than cut in half lenghtwise, than in quarters. I than placed squares inside muffin tin and spooned the mix in. Worked out great.

JillHP's Review

November 29, 2010
All the flavor of pecan pie in pretty little packages. Easy to make...real crowd-pleasers!

Xnfirst's Review

November 22, 2010
I made this after seeing the recipe in Southern Living, and it has become one of my favorites- Easy and delicious! I've also used regular corn syrup,and it's great.

Kelsey521's Review

November 02, 2011
I'm not a huge pecan pie fan, but I absolutely LOVED these. It was a huge hit at a recent family gathering too!