January 7, 2010

mystery pecan pies

its about time i did a little baking in the kitchen.
oh how i missed the simple pleasure of baking.

with the request from my mother, i decided to bake some mini pecan pies.
the first time i tried a mini pecan pie was in korea....
my cousin baked them for her daughter and only gave me one measly one to try.
very delicious and made me thirst for more.

with a little bit of snooping...through the internet and my baking books,
i decided to go with paula deens recipe .
i think it sounded the best in my head because its like a combination of a cheesecake and pecan pie.

the easiest thing to do is buy the already made/rolled pie crusts in the fridge isle.
roll it out...
i like to make it a little thinner...esp since i'm making them mini.

roll them out and cut little circles out with a cookie cutter

place the circle pie crusts into your mini cupcake tin.

fill them with the pie filling

top the filling with chopped pecans

top that with the topping mixture.

little peak inside the oven.

finished master pieces

-Pie crust unbaked

-8 oz cream cheese (room temp)
-1/3 cup sugar
-1/4 tspn salt
-1 tspn vanilla extract
-1 egg

-1 1/4 cups chopped pecans

-3 eggs
-1/4 cup sugar
-1 cup light corn syrup
-1 tspn vanilla extract

oven at 350 degree F and bake for about 17-18 mins

*no need to bake the crust first...if you do this...they shrink like crazy and its not fun later...
*when filling, try and stay inside the crust for easy removal at the end.

enjoy :)


saehoon said...


jeanlee said...

so good... i saved one to eat tomorrow morning....

and i owe u zebra.. i give to moises!

megan said...

how cute! i always like mini desserts :)