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Mini Pecan Pie Tassies

Mini Pecan Pie Tassies 

Mini pecan pie tassies

Mini Pecan Pie Tassies 

I love a good Pecan Pie.  It’s my favorite pie out there!  My only problem is a pie slice sized portion is too much for me.  In my youth I used to devour sweets with no problem.  Now, being in my 40’s, I can only handle a little bit of sweet.  I thought to myself, “I’d love a small pecan pie” and I went for it! Mini Pecan Pie Tassies to the rescue!
I searched online and found a simple recipe (The Joy Of Baking) consisting of a 5 ingredient filling.  SOLD!  (When I find a recipe online, I usually tweak it a little to make it mine!  There were only minor adjustments made to this recipe!)
I had a leftover pie crust from when I made Sausage, Egg and Gruyere Breakfast Poppers.
All I needed was Pecans to make these delicious little pies all mine!  Off to the store I went!  The original recipe only calls for coarsely chopped pecans but I like the look of whole so I bought both!
I have never made a pecan pie before.  Like I mentioned above, it’s too much!  I felt confident that these were going to be exactly what I was craving.

Mini Pecan Pie Tassies are bite sized pecan pies. Perfect for the holidays or everyday snacking! Click To Tweet

To make Mini Pecan Pie Tassies:

Start by making your favorite crust (or buy a store bought crust).
Cut the crust into 1 1/2″ circles.  This size fits great in the mini muffin pan.
You will need 24 circles.

Using a tart shaper (or your hands) place a crust into each well of a lightly greases mini muffin tin.


Next step will be to add 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped pecans to each crust.


Now it’s time to preheat the oven to 375°
To make the filling beat 3 room temperature eggs until blended.  Add 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and 4 Tablespoons melted butter. Mix well.
It is now time to fill the crust.  Fill each crust almost full.  Be careful not to overfill or the tassies will be stuck.  After each crust is filled top with a whole pecan piece.
This filling will actually fill double the crusts.  I was surprised by how much was left over!  You can double the crust and pecans to make approximately 48.  Freeze the remaining pies for later or you can check out my recipe for Caramel Pecan Pie Bars with Graham Cracker Crust.  
The other option would be to half the filling recipe.


Bake these beauties for 10-15 minutes until crust is golden.


Let cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack and then release from pan.

Enjoy plain, with a chocolate drizzle or topped with whipped cream.



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Mini Pecan Pie Tassies
Yields 24
Mini Pecan Pie Tassies are rich and delicious. The perfect dessert for buffets or everyday snacking.
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  1. 1 Homemade or store bought pie crust , cut into [24] 1 1/2" circles
  2. 3 eggs, room temperature
  3. 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  6. 4 Tablespoons melted butter, cooled to room temperature
  7. 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  8. 1/2 cup pecans, whole pieces
  9. * optional- chocolate drizzle and/or whipped cream
To prepare the crust
  1. Cut the crust into 24 circles.
  2. Lightly spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray
  3. Insert crust into tin using a tart shaper or fingers.
  4. Fill each crust with 1/2 teaspoon of the finely chopped pecans
  5. Preheat oven to 375°
To make the filling
  1. Beat the eggs until blended
  2. Add the brown sugar, salt and vanilla
  3. Mix well
  4. Pour the egg mixture into each mini crust being careful not to overfill.
  5. Top each crust with 1 whole pecan piece.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes until crust has started to brown
  7. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes before releasing from pan
  1. Serve with a chocolate drizzle and or whipped cream
  2. This recipe makes extra filling. You can double the crust and pecans to make 48 tassies and freeze for later.
Adapted from The joy of Baking
Adapted from The joy of Baking
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25 thoughts on “Mini Pecan Pie Tassies

  1. Oh my goodness! These look divine. Like you, Pecan Pies are my favorite but even a slice of a pie is just too much. These look deliciously perfect. Once we are done with all our halloween candy, I am definitely going to try these. (What!! A tart shaper!!!)

    1. Suchitra-
      If a slice is too much for you then these are perfect! All the delicious flavor packed into a 2 bite treat!
      We’re on the same Halloween candy overload. I’m thinking of popping a bunch in the freezer!😋
      And yes- I love the tart shaper! I got it like 15 years ago for hosting a friends pampered chef party!
      Have a great day!

  2. Oh my goodness, they look so yummy! I LOVE pecans, but I have never attempted a pecan pie, I think these little beauties would be a perfect place to start. 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

  3. We love Pecan Tassies and thanks so much for sharing your delicious Tassies with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. These look so good. I am in love with Pecan Pie and these little bite-size ones look so good. I can see a whole plateful of those on the buffet and I know where I would be standing! Saving!

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