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Mini Thanksgiving Pie Recipes {Pumpkin + Pecan}

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Mini Pumpkin Pies recipe

Mini pies make for such a cute presentation and are well received at any occasion – even Thanksgiving! If you want to try something different – or add a compliment to – your traditional large pies, are a couple tasty recipes for Mini Pumpkin Pies and Mini Party Pecan Pies that are sure to please your holiday guests… and you! ;)

mini pecan pies



recipe via Karo | (serves 18)


– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
– 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
– 1 can (12 fluid ounces) evaporated milk
– 18 unbaked pastry tart shells made from Krusteaz Pie Crust Mix (or your own favorite pie crust recipe)


1. Preheat oven to 300°F.

2. Mix sugar, salt and spice in a bowl. Add eggs and beat slightly. Stir in corn syrup, pumpkin and evaporated milk; blend well.

3. Fill each pastry shell two-thirds full of pumpkin mixture.

4. Bake 25 minutes. Cool a minimum of 1 hour before serving. Garnish as desired.

TIP: To reduce calories, substitute Karo® Lite Syrup for the corn syrup.



recipe via Karo | (serves 16)


– 1 cup Karo® Light or Dark Corn Syrup
– 3 eggs, slightly beaten
– 1 cup sugar
– 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– 1-1/4 cups pecans, chopped
– 16 unbaked pastry tart shells


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla in medium bowl until blended.

3. Place tart shells on large baking sheet; distribute pecans evenly in shells. Pour filling into shells.

4. Bake shells on baking sheet 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack.


By | 2016-12-25T11:53:55+00:00 November 19th, 2012|Sweets, Thanksgiving|5 Comments

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JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website and popular daily blog. Having hosted countless celebrations herself, ranging from special occasion showers and everyday get-togethers to large events, Sbranti now shares her contemporary style and no-fuss approach to entertaining with others. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as People, InStyle Weddings, Life&Style, Real Simple, and Extra! TV, and she is a featured contributor for several well-respected online communities, including iVillage.com and BHG.com. Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband {and business partner} Sonny and their sweet 1-year old daughter, Macy.


  1. Alicia Allen November 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    The pie in the photo is made with a crust. Where is that recipe?

  2. Alicia Allen November 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    The pie in the photo is made with a crust. Where is that recipe?

  3. Giselle Taylor November 20, 2012 at 12:20 am

    ^^^ I was thinking the same thing

  4. Susan Ready November 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    where is the pie crust recipe?

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