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Party Pecan Pies Recipe

Party Pecan Pies Recipe

Though they're small, Judy Theriot's pleasing "pies" are packed with flavor and sized right for a buffet. What's more, writes Judy from Pierre Part, Louisiana, "They can be stored in the freezer to make party or gift preparations that much easier."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • 2. Press tablespoonfuls of dough onto the bottom and up the sides of ungreased miniature muffin cups to form shells; set aside. Combine filling ingredients in a bowl. Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon into each shell.
  • 3. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until crust is brown and filling is set. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.