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Mini Pecan Pies in a Jar

Adorable small pecan pies that provide the perfect mini-sized dessert.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 30 to 35 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours
Yield: 8 mini pies

Ingredients

  • 8 (4 ounce) glass canning jars
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) pecan halves
  • 2/3 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Crumbled graham crackers, vanilla wafers OR cookies, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray interiors of jars with cooking spray.  Add 2 tablespoons of pecans to each jar.
  2. Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon.  Pour a scant 1/4 cup filling into each jar.  (Tip: Combine the corn syrup mixture in a 2-cup or larger glass measuring cup to pour easily into the jars).    Place filled jars on a baking sheet or cake pan.
  3. Bake on center rack of oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Pies are done when centers reach 200°F. 
  4. Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.
  5. Serve each with a dollop of whipped cream.  Garnish with crumbled cookies if desired.
  6. Note:  If using another size jar (other than the 4-ounce size called for), be sure to leave about 3/4-inch between the pecan filling and the rim of the jar to avoid boilovers.