This classic single serving pecan pie has all the flavors you love in a pecan pie. With a buttery shortbread crust and a rich, pecan filled filling, this wonderful dessert is perfect by itself or topped with whipped cream.
One thing I discovered when my kids grew up and moved away was that the holidays would never quite be the same. When my kids were in college, they enjoyed coming home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The colleges they attended were within driving distance so making the drive home was easy. After they graduated from college, their new career opportunities took them to other parts of the country. Coming home, especially around Thanksgiving wouldn’t be as easy to do.
My husband talks about the Thanksgiving he spent alone in Philadelphia when he was living and working there. He was in his early 20’s and couldn’t make it home to spend the holiday with his family. My husband wanted to make Thanksgiving special, even though he was celebrating by himself. He decided to make lasagna and spent $70 on the ingredients. The lasagna was not all that great but he was determined to have a home cooked meal on Thanksgiving.
Single Serving Pecan Pie
It has taken me awhile to get used to serving up a smaller Thanksgiving meal. Truthfully, I’m not used to it and still feel disappointed when any my kids can’t make it home.
So, since I want their holiday to be special too, especially if they are far away, I have created a few recipes that would be special for the season – this pecan pie recipe is one of these recipes.
This single serving pecan pie recipe has all the flavors you love in a pecan pie. It’s perfectly sweet, it’s filled with pecans and best of all, it’s so easy to make.
Instead of a traditional pie crust, I make a buttery shortbread crust that tastes amazingly good! On top of the crust, I pour the decadent pecan filling.
This pecan pie can be shared with another and will give you two small pieces or enjoy it all yourself.
I bake this mini pecan pie my Le Creuset 5-inch baking dish. I will sometimes use a dish that’s slightly larger, and it works well too. For best results, use a baking dish of a similar size.
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Pecan Pie Recipe
- 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
PECAN PIE FILLING
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup sugar
- pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon butter , melted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
- In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add flour, cornstarch and salt. mix until combined.
- Press dough onto bottom of lightly greased 5-inch baking dish.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until light golden.
- Set aside and prepare filling.
- TO MAKE THE PECAN PIE FILLING
- Mix corn syrup, egg, sugar, salt, butter and vanilla in a bowl using a spoon.
- Stir in the pecans.
- Pour filling over shortbread crust.
- Bake on center rack of oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let pie cool on wire rack for a 2 hours.
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In addition to our this easy pecan pie recipe, we have other Thanksgiving recipes to serve one or two…
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