Pecan Pie Pockets

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Servings: 5 pies
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Vegetable oil, for frying
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup butter
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Flour, for dusting
1 premade pie crust
1 egg yolk, beaten
Confectioners’ sugar





In a Dutch oven or deep fryer, heat the oil over medium heat to 350 degrees F.

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter and eggs. Stir in the pecans, vanilla and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce the heat and simmer 10 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, unroll the pie crust. Cut out rounds using a 4 1/2-inch cutter. Re-roll the dough as needed. Repeat the procedure with the remaining dough. Place 1 pie crust round on a clean, flat surface. Lightly brush the edges of the crust with the beaten egg yolk. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of pecan mixture in the center of the round. Fold the dough over the filling, pressing the edges with a fork to seal. Repeat with the remaining rounds and pecan mixture.

Fry the pies in batches until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Lightly dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.

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By glenn pilotte on December 05, 2012


Pecan Pie Pockets- I would like to thank you for the recipe for the fried pecan pies. I have been makin them from apples forever. This will allow me to make them on holidays, instead of my usual full size pecan pie which somehow disappears into an unknown place with my youngest son never to be seen again! Now everyone will get a pecan treat for dessert after dinner. My folks, being raised in Arkansas during the depression also taught me to make chocolate gravy with homemade biscuits, but mom always used "bacon grease", on the top of the biscuits before putting them in the oven..YUM! I enjoy your show tremendously! It would be simply awsome if you could make a pot-o-baked beans, using salt pork, or side meat, and onions on top so that when the beans were baked, the liouid was absorbed and the side meat rendered. I'll work on it m'sef too. John

By John Zohn on December 05, 2012


Great Receipe

By Vicki Henley on March 07, 2012


3 people rated this recipe 5 stars but not one on these people even tried the recipe .... very irritating ...

By connie on November 25, 2011


i will try to make it like paula deen ,but i am NOT a great cook as she is.

By alissa brown on October 23, 2011


Best cook in the world and on tv. You make cooking a family affair with easy receipes.Watch you on Food Network every time you are on and enjoy making your home cooking. I'm going to try your Pecan Pie Pockets for Thanksgiving gifts for family. Sincerely, Mary Hodge Meeker, Oklahoma

By mary hodge on October 17, 2011


My husband an I love watching your cooking shows. But why in the world do you sell the cast iron products thats made in (china). I would rather pay more for a product thats made in usa. So far the lodge cast iron products are still usa made. you are not the only tv cook that sells this (stuff).I would really like to buy from you but I refuse to buy anything from china in cooking products.I do love your receipes. thanks, linda

By linda hunt on May 28, 2011

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