Pecan Pie Bites Recipe

October 24, 2022

Mini pecan pie bites sit on a leaf shaped plate.

Pecan Pie Bites Recipe by Land O Lakes

Pecan treats in autumn – what could be better? We’ve got to hand it to Land O Lakes for this recipe. We’ve started using it years ago and it’s been a crowd pleaser from day one. It’s become such an autumn classic, we had to tell you! Come November, we like to put this cookie (erm…mini pie) out for guests. Just the perfect size for a quick bite, the plate never lasts long.

Before You Start

Bake  Time 15 minutes

Oven  Heat oven to 350ºF

Prepare  Spray 36 mini muffin pan cups with no-stick cooking spray

Ingredients

Cookie

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Spray 36 mini muffin pan cups with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Start by making the cookie
    1. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, butter, egg yolk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in bowl.
    2. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.
    3. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
    4. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls; place each into prepared mini muffin pan cup, pressing dough onto bottom and up one-third sides of each cup, creating a shallow cup. Set aside.
  4. Now make the filling
    1. Combine all filling ingredients in bowl
    2. Spoon 1 teaspoon filling into each cookie.
  5. Bake 13-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 10 minutes in pan on cooling rack.
  6. Remove cookies from pans by running small knife around edge of cookie. Place onto cooling rack; cool completely.

Bon Appétit!

Enjoy Autumn Treats at the Cabins

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