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Mini Croissant Crust Pecan Pies

Mini Croissant Crust Pecan Pies: A Delightful Twist on a Classic Dessert

When it comes to desserts, few things can compare to the rich, sweet, and nutty flavors of a pecan pie. But what if we told you that there’s a way to make this classic treat even more delicious and unique? Enter mini croissant crust pecan pies. These delightful bite-sized treats take the traditional pecan pie to a whole new level, adding a flaky and buttery croissant crust that perfectly complements the sweet pecan filling.

A Match Made in Dessert Heaven

Imagine the heavenly combination of a buttery croissant and a gooey pecan pie. The flaky layers of the croissant crust provide the perfect contrast to the sticky and sweet pecan filling. It’s a match made in dessert heaven that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Simple Yet Impressive

One of the best things about mini croissant crust pecan pies is that they are surprisingly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can create a dessert that looks and tastes like it came straight from a gourmet bakery. It’s the perfect treat to impress your friends and family at any gathering or special occasion.

How to Make Mini Croissant Crust Pecan Pies

Creating these delicious mini pecan pies is a breeze. Start by preparing your croissant dough, either from scratch or using store-bought dough. Roll out the dough and cut it into small circles that will fit into your mini muffin tin. Press the circles into the tin, forming a mini croissant crust. Then, fill each crust with a mixture of pecans, sugar, butter, and eggs. Bake until the crust is golden brown and the filling is set. Once cooled, you can enjoy these delectable mini pecan pies on their own or with a dollop of whipped cream.

FAQs about Mini Croissant Crust Pecan Pies
Q: Can I use pre-made croissant dough for this recipe?

A: Absolutely! Pre-made croissant dough can be a time-saving option and still yield delicious results.

Q: Can I use a different type of nut instead of pecans?

A: While pecans are the traditional choice, feel free to experiment with other nuts like walnuts or almonds.

Q: Can I make these mini pies ahead of time?

A: Yes! These mini croissant crust pecan pies can be made a day in advance and stored in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Q: Can I freeze these mini pies?

A: Absolutely! Once baked and cooled, you can freeze these mini pecan pies for up to three months. Just make sure to thaw them before serving.

Q: Can I make these mini pies without eggs?

A: Yes! There are egg substitutes available that can be used in this recipe, such as applesauce or mashed banana.

Q: Can I add chocolate to the pecan filling?

A: Absolutely! Adding chocolate chips or drizzling melted chocolate over the top can take these mini croissant crust pecan pies to the next level of indulgence.

Q: Can I make a full-sized pecan pie using this croissant crust?

A: Yes! Simply adjust the measurements and baking time to fit a regular pie dish.

Q: Can I serve these mini pies warm?

A: Absolutely! These mini pecan pies are best enjoyed warm, straight from the oven. Serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a truly decadent dessert.

In Conclusion

Mini croissant crust pecan pies are a delightful twist on a classic dessert. They combine the buttery flakiness of a croissant with the sweet and nutty flavors of a pecan pie, creating a treat that is both impressive and easy to make. Whether you’re serving them at a special occasion or enjoying them as a sweet indulgence, these mini pies are sure to satisfy your dessert cravings.

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Mini Croissant Crust Pecan Pies

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 cup of light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of bourbon whiskey (optional)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups of coarsely chopped pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter
  • 6 large croissants

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, salt, vanilla, and bourbon whiskey.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, then whisk and boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs to the saucepan and quickly whisk to combine.
  • Stir in pecans and set aside until the mixture thickens and cools down, about 5 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and generously grease a 12-cup muffin tin with butter.
  • Cut each croissant in half and slice open like a sandwich.
  • Place each croissant piece into a prepared muffin cup, pressing it down and into the sides to line the cup.
  • Remove any pieces that stick up over the edge of the muffin cup and patch those in where needed.
  • Spoon the pecan filling evenly into the muffin cups, stirring between each spoonful.
  • Use your fingers to press pecans into the cups and even out the tops.
  • Clean up any syrup that dripped onto the pan.
  • Bake in the center of the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, with a pan on the rack underneath to catch any drips.
  • Remove from the pan and let sit
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