Mini Pecan Pies Recipe

Everyone’s favorite pecan pie in mini form! Perfect for parties and snacking with your hands! Sweet, bite sized, crunchy, and delicious – these mini pies are great for holidays.

We sure love mini desserts, especially on holidays and at parties, where there is a lot of food (we love little tastes of EVERYTHING!) These mini pecan pies are great for those as well as our: Mini Pumpkin Pies, Mini Pumpkin Donut Muffins and Hot Cocoa Cheesecake Minis.

Mini Pecan Pies

Pecan Pie Tarts

Pie is one of the BEST part of the holidays…am I right? I love all different flavors of pie but the classic pecan pie is one of my favorites. I love the sweetness from the brown sugar and the crunch from the pecans. Such a delicious combination!

If you’re a pecan pie lover like me, then you’re going to fall fast in love with these mini pecan pie tarts. It’s everything you want in pecan pie but in mini form! Also – it’s a lot easier to make then a full pie. These cute tasty tarts are made with phyllo cups (more info on that below!) which makes these quick and easy to put together and bake. Take these to your next holiday party- everyone will go crazy for them!

What are Phyllo Cups? Phyllo cups are your new best friend when it comes to dessert making. They are light, flaky layers of dough that are formed into mini pastry cups. These phyllo cups come fully baked and frozen fresh which makes preparing a breeze.

They are fast, versatile and ready to fill and serve with sweet or savory ingredients! These are great for using for desserts, appetizers, breakfasts, dinners, and more! They usually come in package with 14 cups.

Where to Buy Phyllo Cups? You can find phyllo cups are most grocery stores in the freezer section next to the pies!

How to Make Mini Pecan Pies

Let’s move onto the best part – making the mini pecan pies!! Start by mixing together the (chopped and toasted) pecans, brown sugar, corn syrup, and egg in a bowl. Add the melted butter, vanilla, salt and mix everything together until fully combined.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the baking cups onto the baking sheet. Add a few teaspoons of the pecan filling to each baking cup. Put them into the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 18-20 minutes. The filling should be set when they are done cooking.

Let them cool a bit and you’re ready to serve and eat!

How to Freeze Mini Pecan Pies – You can freeze these yummy mini pecan tarts for 2-3 months in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. When you’re ready to eat and serve them, take them out of the freeze and thaw them overnight in the refrigerator. Once they have thawed bring them to room temperature on the counter before serving.

Mini Pecan Pie Recipe

We sure love these mini Pecan Pies – they would be great to serve with our mini Pumpkin Pies too. Both delicious and both great for any holiday gathering. 😉

Fore more pecan recipes, check out:

Mini Pecan Pie Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Everyone’s favorite pecan pie in mini form! Perfect for parties and snacking with your hands! Sweet, bite sized, crunchy, and delicious – these mini pies are great for holidays.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 166 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • ¾ cup pecans chopped and toasted
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp corn syrup dark
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp melted butter or vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 package mini-phyllo shells (has 14 shells)


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix together pecans, brown sugar, corn syrup and egg in a small bowl. Add melted butter, vanilla and salt. Mix together until fully combined.
  • Lay out mini shells onto prepared baking sheet and add a few teaspoons of pecan filling into each shell.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until set.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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