October Recipes

Mini Southern Pecan Pie

A fork poking into a Mini Southern Pecan Pie
Hands On:
25 minutes
Total Time:
70 minutes



    • ½ cup Hy-Vee all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting
    • ¼ tsp Hy-Vee salt
    • 3 tbsp Hy-Vee vegetable shortening
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons ice cold water


    • ¼ cup packed Hy-Vee dark brown sugar
    • ¼ cup Hy-Vee light corn syrup
    • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee large egg, beaten
    • 2 tsp Hy-Vee unsalted butter, melted
    • ¼ tsp Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    • ¾ cup Hy-Vee pecan halves, divided
    • ½ tsp bourbon, optional


    • ¼ cup cold Hy-Vee heavy whipping cream
    • 1 tbsp Hy-Vee powdered sugar
    • ⅛ tsp Hy-Vee ground cinnamon, plus additional for garnish
    • ½ tsp bourbon or ¼ teaspoon Hy-Vee vanilla extract, optional
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    For pastry, whisk together ½ cup flour and salt in small bowl. Cut in shortening by using a fork until coarse crumbs form. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon ice water; stir with fork. Add additional water, 1 tsp. at a time, just until dough holds together. Wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze while preparing filling or refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 2 days.
    Preheat oven to 350°. For filling, whisk together brown sugar, corn syrup, egg, melted butter, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Chop ½ cup pecans. Stir chopped pecans and, if desired, bourbon into brown sugar mixture.
    Roll out pastry dough on a lightly floured surface into a 7-inch round. Line a 4-inch-round pie plate or ramekin with pastry. Trim and flute edges as desired. Pour filling mixture into pastry-lined pie plate. Arrange remaining ¼ cup pecan halves on top; gently press into filling with the back of a spoon.
    Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is set and reaches 200°. Cool completely on wire rack.
    For topping, beat cream, powdered sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and, if desired, bourbon or vanilla in a deep small bowl with electric hand mixer on medium until stiff peaks form. Spoon on top of pie; garnish with additional ground cinnamon, if desired.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serves: 2
    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat: 61g 78%
    Saturated Fat: 17g
    Trans Fat: .5g
    Cholesterol: 100mg 33%
    Sodium: 350mg 15%
    Total Carbohydrate: 95g 35%
    Dietary Fiber: 5g 18%
    Sugars: 67g 134%
    Protein: 9g 18%

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