Mini Cranberry Pecan Pies

 
Mini Cranberry Pecan Pies, are the MUST make dessert that needs to go to the top of your to-do list! These are the most requested dessert once the weather cools off. They are not as sweet as pecan pie, they have a great tanginess with the cranberries and they are boozy… which makes them even more delicious than an ordinary dessert.   
 
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Mini Cranberry Pecan Pies
 
 
Southern Comfort…
 
Pecan Pie is known to be a southern comfort food, right?
 
These little babies are double Southern Comfort food then!

{Southern Comfort is a fruit spiced bourbon that originated in New Orleans}

Along with Pecans and Cranberries, there is even “Southern Comfort” mixed in! If you don’t’ have Southern Comfort, Bourbon is a good substitute. (If you want a non-boozy option, use maple syrup).
Mini Cranberry Pecan Pies createdbydiane.com

I love that there is graham cracker in each bite!
 
These are really the ONE most requested item from everyone in my family. I’ve made batches and batches of these. They are always a WINNER,
 
the flavor is amazing,
and everything baked with BOOZE is so yummy!
 
 
cranberry pecan pies
 
 
 
I love pecans and cranberries and these are the perfect combo of sweet and savory and a little tangy too!

 
 
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The perfect snack size! These are made in a regular size cupcake pan. They have just the right amount of crust and filling in each bite!
 
 
 
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STACK these up high and share them with everyone!
 
I cooled them in the pan before removing them.
I then took a firm spatula and went around the sides to make sure they would release easily, they did!
 
I shared this one, but really no fork is required for this yummy deliciousness!
The tart taste of the cranberries along with the pecan pie taste made it the perfect combination.
Not too sweet, not too tart!
 
I had one for breakfast.
It has fruit in it πŸ™‚
Southern Comfort has a sweet fruity-ness to it and it compliments these mini pies so well!
 

These will certainly be making an appearance on the dessert table this Thanksgiving along with Cranberry Cheesecake Pie.

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I’ve baked these in a muffin/cupcake pan prepared with a baking spray and have also used cupcake liners, both work well, without liners they are a little messier, but so worth is just like most graham cracker desserts, they tend to leave some crumbs… but they’re so yummy the little mess is worth it. Alternatively, they can be baked without liners then placed into cupcake liners to serve.
 
 
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Mini Cranberry Pecan Pies

the perfect pie ever, not too sweet, not too tangy and OMG graham crackers to satisfy all your dessert cravings, and a little booze, so yummy.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Author: Diane Schmidt, Created by Diane

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 cups graham crackers crumbs
  • 8 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Mix graham cracker crumbs with butter and sugar use a fork or a pastry cutter to blend it all well
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Southern Comfort Bourbon or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups pecans toasted (chopped then measured)
  • 1 3/4 cups cranberries since these don't fit into cups easily, I most often use heaping cups, so closer to 2 cups if they don't go over the rim
  • 1 cup light corn syrup

Instructions

  • Crust:
  • In a cupcake pan that holds 12 cupcakes, put 3 Tablespoons of graham cracker mix into each area. Press it in with a small fondant rolling pin, the back of a spoon will work also.
  • Filling:
  • Mix flour with Southern Comfort and cinnamon.
  • Toast the chopped pecans over med heat,
  • the taste of them toasted makes them so delicious. (the warmth also helps melt the corn syrup to stir it easily)
  • Put the toasted nuts in a bowl with cranberries and light corn syrup, then pour flour mixture on top and stir to coat well.
  • Put 3 tablespoons filling for each mini pie
  • (I use a large scoop, it hold 3 T and makes it easy to portion out the crust and filling as well as a cupcake) the cranberries will cook down so it’s okay to pile it up.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
 
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36 Comments

  1. Oh Diane, being a southern girl, i truly appreciate this recipe! How long do you bake it, and do you bake it at 350? Also, what is Southern Comfort?

  2. I typed it so fast, I just added the needed cooking temperature and time along with a description of Southern Comfort, sorry I forgot the info πŸ™‚ originally.

  3. WOuldn't I love to be your neighbor…I get so wrapped up in cookies, I forget to make other things. Wish I had a baking buddy! These are beautiful!

  4. What is it about anything "mini" that makes it even MORE appealing! lol…….these look DELICIOUS!!!
    Thanks for linking up another FANTASTIC pie Diane!!

  5. Looks delicious! Did you cook the cranberries at all before adding them to the filling mixture or were they raw? They appear cooked in the picture…

  6. These are Southern comfort for sure. I love individual desserts and see you do too! Your chocolate cranberry pies look divine too. I'm bookmarking these. Thanks!

  7. Hello. I saw you on blogfrog and stopped in to check you out. What a wonderful blog and the cranberry cheesecake looks melt in your mouth yummy. Great job!

  8. Should the cupcake pan be prepped in any way (greased, non-stick spray)? I guess cupcake liners could work as well…

    1. I did no put anything in the cupcake pan prior to the crust, they came out beautifully. No greasing or papers needed πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Diane, these are made in mini muffin pan or regular size? They look yummy, I’m making them for my father’s birthday and shipping them!! He will love them, I know!!! Thank you!!

    1. I baked them in the regular cupcake pan, (mini pies because they are not the regular size of a pie) if you tried to make them in a mini cupcake pan I think it would be difficult to get the crust to stay and there wouldn’t be enough filling in my opinion. These are a FAVORITE here and I get asked to make them often, my dad loves them.

    1. The alcohol does bake out, the taste is absolutely delicious.(Liquor stores sell tiny bottles if you don’t want to purchase the large bottle) There is no substitute that comes to mind really, but you could try coffee, rum extract, or chocolate flavor if you prefer another taste all together even water with vanilla extract I’m sure would work, even maple syrup, but it won’t give you the depth of flavor that the Southern Comfort does.

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