Monday, 14 November 2011

The Best Things Come in Small Packages

There is a lot of appeal in small desserts. Cupcakes are à la mode and the new cookies that everyone is craving are macarons. I don't know what it is... Maybe the delicate decorations and the cuteness of the bite-size portions, or maybe it's just because you don't feel as guilty eating them. Whatever the reason, no one can resist these tiny sweets... including me.

Not only can we make miniature cakes and colorful cookies, we can also make small pies :) 
Nom nom nom...

Bite-Size pecan sugar pies:

I got this recipe from a book called Petite Sweets: Bite-Size Desserts to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth. These pies were delicious! The crust was made with cream cheese, butter and flour so it just flaked and melted in your mouth. The filling has chunks of roasted pecans which adds a nice crunch to the whole ensemble. The filling is also made with maple syrup! Mmmmm.
The best thing about this recipe is that you don't have to cook the crust before you add the filling like a normal sized pie. 

Before going into the oven

The recipe I used makes 24 of these mini pies. They are about 2cm in diameter and you can eat one in one bite. I think I ate 5 of them at once. That's how good they are!


  1. these were absolutely fantastic - especially since one little bite could never hurt anyone!
    ( Be careful - one little bite almost always leads to two....or three...)

  2. Why have you not baked these pies at the apartment!?? ;) Lol.

  3. HAHAHA, I just noticed the title of your post. My grandmother used to say that all the time although she would follow it by telling me that her brother would point out that poison also came in small packages.

  4. doux jesus en laine! j'en veux!!!!