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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 |2016-12-25T11:53:55-07:00November 19th, 2012|Sweets, Thanksgiving|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  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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