Nov 22, 2014

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream

Two years.  That's how long I've thought about it.

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream | Ms. enPlace

It came to me after pecan season.  As in way, way after.  After all the pecans had been eaten.

The next year was an off harvest.  Our tree produces every other year.

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream | Ms. enPlace

So this year was THE year, baby.
I would have Pecan Pie Turnovers w/ Cane Syrup Whipped Cream.


Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream | Ms. enPlace

I had convinced myself that my usual pecan pie filling would be fine for turnovers.  Juuuuuust fine.

After stirring the filling together, it was beyond obvious.  Too runny to fold pie crust around it.

So I grabbed some muffin tins (after pitching a big ole hissy fit, of course) and started digging through cabinets to find a glass that would cut the right size circles.

I'm certain another hissy fit was thrown at some point.
After 2 years, I was going to have cute little pies.
Believe you me.

Don't overfill like I did. 
Pecan pie is my favorite pie.  This filling, made with a mix of Karo and cane syrup, is good.  But everybody and their mama has a pecan pie recipe that they dig up for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

All that time spent fussing over the filling and the size of the pie.
When it's really the whipped cream that mattered.

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream | Ms. enPlace

The whipped cream is flavored with Steen's Pure Cane Syrup.
I thought it made sense to put it on top of pecan pie.
Sugarcane and pecans are both are harvested this time of year.

I had to pat myself on the back over the Cane Syrup Whipped Cream.  
It's also good on Gateau de Sirop (syrup cake).

Print It!

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream
1/2 stick butter (4 TBSP)
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup Karo syrup
1/4 cup Steen's Pure Cane Syrup
2 cups pecan halves
2 refrigerated pie crusts

whipped cream:
3 TBSP Steen's Pure Cane Syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Cream the butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.  Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each.  Add the salt, vanilla, and both syrups.  Mix well.  Stir in the pecans.

Cut the pie crusts into 4-4 1/2" diameter circles.  If you roll out the scraps from the pie crust twice, you should be able to get 14 mini pies.

Place pie crust circles in muffin tins.  Fill with about 1/8 of a cup of filling.  Don't overfill or the pies will stick.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.

While the pies cool, mix together the cane syrup, vanilla, and whipping cream.  Start on low speed, gradually increasing to high as the mixture thickens.  Beat until soft peaks form.

Top each pie with a spoon of the whipped cream.  Drizzle extra cane syrup over the top (optional).

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  1. Oh my goodness! So tempting and perfect for a Thanksgiving feast finale! Plus they're just so pretty!

  2. Hello ????
    Michelle I can't believe what I'm seeing - such scrumptious desserts in your blog?
    You're more the meat person....
    But I'm NOT complaining - these pies are AWESOME !!!

  3. Dear Michelle, these mini pies look delightful. I hope you and your family have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday. xo, Catherine

  4. Oh my! This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We always love partying with you, I hope to see you Monday at 7 pm at our party. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. You Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream look so good, Michelle! That is so cool you have your own pecan tree. I didn't realise they only produced once every two years. Pecan Pies are one of my favourites too (and you aren't the only one who has thrown the occasional hissy fit in the kitchen ;-) I'll be featuring this post at Hearth and Soul this week. Thank you for sharing it!

  6. Delicious, fresh pecans are best, one time I got from farmers market, where a couple selling it I loved them This pecan pies are so delicious pinning and tweeting.

  7. I love your individual pies and the whipped cream sounds delicious. Thanks for bringing this to Weekend Bites. Pinned.


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