Pecan Pie Bites (thebakermama)

Crust

1 c unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c brown sugar
2 c flour
1/2 t salt

Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add the flour and salt and beat until well combined. Take a few T dough and press into and up the sides of each mini muffin cup.

Filling

2 T butter
2 1/2 c pecans, chopped
1 1/2 c brown sugar
3/4 c light corn syrup
2 T melted butter
1 t vanilla

In a large skillet, melt butter. Add chopped pecans and toast for about 10 min until golden brown, stirring frequently. In a large bowl stir together the brown sugar, light corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla. Stir in the toasted pecans until well coated. Spoon about 1 T filling into each crust, filling it about 3/4 full. Try not to overfill the crusts, as the filling will bubble over when they are baking. Don’t worry…you’ll be adding more filling after they bake! Bake the bites for about 15 min or until the crusts just start to brown. Remove from the oven and let set for about 5 min before scooping another T filling onto each bite. Let bites cool in pan completely before removing. Makes 24.

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