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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped



  1. Step 1
    Combine crust ingredients in a large bowl. Beat at medium-high speed

  2. Step 2
    until mixture is creamy (1 - 2 minutes).Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  3. Step 3
    Preheat oven to 350º F.

  4. Step 4
    Form 1-inch balls of dough and place in mini muffin tins. Using your fingers dusted with flour, press dough into bottom and sides of tins. Fill each mini pie with about 1 Tablespoon of LUCKY LEAF Cherry Pie Filling.

  5. Step 5
    Bake uncovered for 18 - 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool completely before serving. Top each mini pie with a pecan half just before serving.

What others are saying about this recipe

  1. Megan Gordon says:

    pecan crust…mmm. surprisingly easy to make too. made it for a friend’s birthday and they were gone in seconds.

  2. Carey Boyer says:

    Made these for Christmas Eve and they tasted very good. However, I had to make the dough balls larger than 1 inch and the recipe made more than 24, as stated. They took longer to bake, an additional 5 minutes. I stored them in a sealed container, but after just 3 days some of the pies had mold on top of them! Recipe should specify to store these in the refrigerator.

  3. Colleen B. says:

    Haven’t made these as yet but plan to for our Christmas family gathering. ANYTHING with dairy products in the recipe Needs to be refrigerated

  4. Donna Miller says:

    Love this recipe. I have made it several times and sent several batches with my husband to share with people at his work during the Christmas season. I lost the recipe I had cut out of a magazine but was happy to find it on this website. I am making it again this year for a Neighborhood party.

  5. Sheila kies says:

    Made these last year to be part of a Christmas brunch. I will increase the pecans by about 2 Tbsp and not chop as finely as I did last year. I also added 1/8 tsp almond extract to the can of cherries. They make a very nice presentation and not too sweet a treat. They were enjoyed by all who tasted!

  6. gloria jones says:

    made these at a cookie party last night 12-21-19 and they are so dang good. had fun baking them with a few friends. I highly recommend this recipe .

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