Mini Pecan Pies

Mini Pecan Pies

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2020

The key to these decadent treats is the portion size—baking them in mini-muffin tins keeps the carbs and saturated fat in check. And maple syrup allows you to make this pecan pie recipe without corn syrup.

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • 1½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup pecan halves, toasted and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 24 mini-muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Combine oats, flour, ¼ cup brown sugar, and ½ tsp. salt in a food processor. Process until the oats are finely ground. Scatter butter pieces on top and process just until a dough comes together.
  3. Divide the dough among the prepared mini-muffin cups, using about 1½ Tbsp. dough for each. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of each cup.
  4. Bake the crusts until the edges are set and light golden, about 15 minutes. Use the back of a spoon to press the crusts back down and up the sides (they will have puffed slightly during baking).
  5. Whisk eggs, maple syrup, pecans, vanilla, and the remaining ¼ cup brown sugar and ½ tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Divide the filling among the crusts, using about ½ Tbsp. filling for each.
  6. Bake the mini pies until the filling is set, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Use an offset spatula to release the edges and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Sugar Substitute: We do not recommend one for this recipe.
  • Equipment: Mini-muffin tins (24 cups)

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 mini pie
  • Per serving: 123 calories; 8 g fat(3 g sat); 1 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 13 mcg folate; 26 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 143 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 105 mg sodium; 59 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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