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These pecan pie bites are cute, bite sized, quick & easy to make, & filled w/ a maple bourbon caramel. Chocolate chips are optional, but highly recommended! showmetheyummy.com #thanksgiving #pecanpie
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Pecan Pie Bites

These pecan pie bites are cute, bite sized, quick & easy to make, & filled w/ a maple bourbon caramel. Chocolate chips are optional, but highly recommended!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bite sized, maple bourbon caramel, mini fillo shells
Servings: 30 bites
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

Caramel

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cubed
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream or half and half
  • 1/2 tablespoon bourbon* can be replaced with vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Pecan Pie Bites

  • 2 boxes frozen mini fillo shells 30 shells total
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • whipped cream/cool whip optional as topping

Instructions

Caramel

  • Mix the brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook while whisking gently for about 3 minutes, until it gets thicker.
  • Slowly add in heavy cream (half and half), bourbon and vanilla.
  • Bring to a boil and boil for 60 seconds.
  • Whisk in the salt and maple syrup and let boil for another 60 seconds.
  • Cool slightly while you prep the rest of the bites.

Pecan Pie Bites

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat.
  • Place the store bought mini pastry tart shells onto the baking sheet and fill with chocolate chips (about 3 chips per shell) and pecans (about 1/4 teaspoon per shell)*.
  • Pour caramel evenly into the tart shells (you'll need about 1 teaspoon per shell).
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly before topping with cool whip or whipped cream and serve immediately!

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Notes

*If you're not using the chocolate chips, you'll need a little more than 1/4 teaspoon of pecan pieces per shell.

Nutrition

Serving: 1"bite" | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg