These mini chocolate pecan pies in a jar make a cute Thanksgiving dessert
Thanksgiving is almost here, and if you’re still mulling over which desserts to whip up in your kitchen, look no further than these mini chocolate pecan pies in a jar from Taste & Tell. Pecan pie is a holiday classic, and when it’s presented in single servings in adorable mason jars, the sweet dessert is even more fun and festive.
Although I always save room for dessert, the Thanksgiving feast is one day a year when this is particularly challenging. If you find yourself with overstuffed guests on Turkey Day, these mini pies in a jar are also the perfect way to let your loved ones take their pie home with them. When a late-night craving hits, or in the next couple of days following the holiday, they’ll be delighted when they remember they have the perfect serving of chocolate pecan pie waiting in the refrigerator.
The full recipe calls for ingredients you probably already have on hand for Thanksgiving, such as pecans, eggs and sugar, and Karo syrup, which helps give the mini pies the pecan pie gooeyness that we love.
Deborah Harroun, the blogger behind Taste and Tell, notes that you can find mini jars at a number of large retailers, and they’re also conveniently available on Amazon as well. Stock up, and you can use these jars for a variety of recipes and crafts throughout the holiday season.
Although pecan pie is great all on its own, the addition of mini chocolate chips in this recipe really makes these super-cute mini pies over-the-top delicious. The recipe suggests serving them with a dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of crushed graham cracker, but I think serving them a la mode with scoop of vanilla ice cream would be scrumptious as well.
Looking for more unique twists on the traditional pecan pie? How about this pecan pie upside-down cake from Betty Crocker? It calls for using pancake mix, such as Bisquick, to make the cake batter, so it couldn’t be simpler to make. The result is super pretty as well as downright delicious.