The perfect Thanksgiving or holiday dessert, Granny’s Pecan Pie Tarts miniature Southern style pecan pies that are easy to make and absolutely delicious!
My favorite frozen pie tart shells
I LOVE Dutch Ann Tart Shells. They are one of the main (only) reasons I make a trip to Wal-Mart, as this is the ONLY place (at least in Birmingham) where I can find them.
These tart shells are perfectly sized for one serving, and they always bake perfectly~no overbrowned edges or soggy bottom. I use these shells to make buttermilk pie tarts, chocolate chess tarts, pecan pie tarts, and more.
Miniature Pecan Pie Tarts are Perfect for Thanksgiving
These tarts work well at parties, as no cutting is required; each guest can grab their tart and go! And we all know that even the most gorgeous whole pecan pie looks a bit disappointing after being sliced. To me, individual pecan pies are the way to go. Easy. Pretty. Perfectly portioned.
How many miniature pie shells for one pecan pie recipe?
A normal pie recipe calls for two boxes of tart shells. Since one box has 8 tarts, a normal pie recipe will make 16 tarts. So this is fab; one pecan pie recipe will yield 16 miniature pies. That is a great size to fill a pretty tray for the holidays!
Here is a photo of a batch of tarts that I just pulled from the oven. They will all be eaten within a day or two, so these won’t go in the freezer (although they do freeze beautifully).
How to Make This Into One Regular Pecan Pie
Most grocery store pie crusts~frozen or refrigerated~will be suitable for using the filling in the recipe below for one pie (instead of the many). If deep dish frozen shells are available, this might give you more margin for error.
Can you freeze pecan pie?
If you’ve followed me for long, you know that I LOVE freezing; however, I don’t freeze pecan pie. I’ve never had good results, as the filling is always runny and unappetizing. Thankfully, these pecan pies are so easy to make, it is no trouble to whip them up a day or two before a party.
I do hope you’ll try Granny’s pecan pies; they are SO delicious! If you find these shells in your local Wal-Mart, do buy a few extra boxes. You can try this buttermilk pie and this chocolate chess in them; they are fabulous!!! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
- 3 whole eggs
- 1 cup white corn syrup
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 16 Dutch Anne tart shells (2 boxes)
- In medium bowl, mix eggs, corn syrup, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla for about 2 minutes.
- Stir in pecans.
- Pour into uncooked tart shells.
- Cook at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 191 Total Fat 20g Carbohydrates 4g Protein 2g