Mini Caramel Pecan Pie Bites

LAST UPDATED: Oct 01, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Nov 06, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner

Mini caramel pecan pie bites are great for gatherings. They are quick and easy to make and just as amazing as the full sized pie! They take just 20 minutes to make and perfect to serve as party food or as a dessert.

bite sized caramel pecan pies - little bites of heaven

I have to be honest, I feel I’ve been doing a disservice to you by sharing full size dessert recipes for the past 5 years. After all, how are you supposed to choose whether you want a piece of cheesecake or a piece of pie at Thanksgiving? I’ve adapted my favorite caramel pecan pie recipe so that you won’t have to. Just little bites of heaven, so you can truly indulge!

To Make Mini Caramel Pecan Pies, You Will Need:

You just need a few simple ingredients to make these mini pies!

  • Phyllo shells
  • Caramels
  • Butter and milk
  • Brown sugar
  • Egg yolk: Free run / organic
  • Vanilla extract: Pure is preferable over imitation
  • Salt
  • Pecan halves

How to Make Mini Caramel Pecan Pie Bites

It only takes 20 minutes to make a batch of these mini pies.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter.
  3. Add milk and caramels. Cook, stirring frequently until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl/mixer, combine brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt.
  5. Add the caramel mixture and combine.
  6. Stir in pecans.
  7. Teaspoon mixture into phyllo cups {on a cookie sheet}.
  8. Bake 11 minutes, serve warm 

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Bite Sized Pies Are Perfect For Guests

These mini pies are perfect to serve to guests that are visiting for the holidays. They are perfect to serve as finger food with some glasses of mulled wine or hot chocolate. They’re so cute and they look like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen – I won’t tell anyone!

Pecan Pie With Phyllo Pastry

I opted to use phyllo pastry for these mini pies instead of the traditional pie crust. It’s much letter and I love the added crispiness it lends to each bite. It makes these pies perfectly light and way too easy to eat! 

Caramel Pecan Pies

The added caramel in these pecan pies, really makes these little bites special. They are creamy and indulgent and every bite is like a little piece of heaven! They are such a crowd pleaser and really popular with everyone of all ages. Ditch the full sized pie this year and try these mini pies instead!

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Top Tips To Make Mini Pecan Pies

  • You can make these mini pies ahead of time and then just reheat them before serving.
  • Bake the cups on a cookie sheet and in a pre-heated oven.
  • Serve by themselves as finger food or as a dessert with cream.

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bite sized caramel pecan pies - little bites of heaven

Mini Caramel Pecan Pie Bites

Julie Blanner
I’ve adapted my favorite caramel pecan pie recipe so that you won’t have to. Just little bites of heaven, so you can truly indulge!
4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 minis
Calories 60 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 30 phyllo shells mini, (2 boxes) pre-baked
  • 15 caramels unwrapped, small bag
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg 1 yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 oounces pecan halves chopped {about a half cup}

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter.
  • Add milk and caramels. Cook, stirring frequently until smooth.
  • In a large bowl/mixer, combine brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt.
  • Add the caramel mixture and combine.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Teaspoon mixture into phyllo cups {on a cookie sheet}.
  • Bake 11 minutes, serve warm 

Notes

  • You can make these mini pies ahead of time and then just reheat them before serving.
  • Bake the cups on a cookie sheet and in a pre-heated oven.
  • Serve by themselves as finger food or as a dessert with cream.

Nutrition

Serving:1gCalories:60kcalCarbohydrates:7gProtein:1gFat:3gCholesterol:7mgSodium:39mgPotassium:24mgSugar:5gVitamin A:35IUCalcium:12mgIron:0.1mg
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