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Pecan Pie {For One}

Here is my second Thanksgiving pie For One so you can indulge yourself with both pumpkin and pecan pie, or choose the one just for you!

pecan pie for one

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If you are not a big fan of Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving, or if you want to have both pumpkin and pecan, I have the answer.

You see, I don’t like to celebrate just the day itself for a holiday and I bet you do not too: for Halloween we bake and make Halloween goods all October long, for Christmas all December long and so on.

So why should we wait for Thanksgiving? Of course, we have to wait for the big dinner with family or friends…, but couldn’t we ‘prepare ourselves’ for the big day, hum?

Well that’s what I had been thinking, and so I tried my pies for one during November. And if like me you are a pie fan, you will love these ones.

pecan pie for one

Pecan Pie For One

Almond crust

Gooey filling

No sugar!

Pecans (or walnuts)

Because nuts are so good, flavorful and are great to contribute to a healthy living, I chose to make an almond crust to have a pie bursting with nutty flavors!

I omitted the sugar; not on purpose…I planned to add brown sugar but just forgot. And I didn’t realize it before a few hours. But, sugar wasn’t missed; the pie really does taste as a very good pecan pie 🙂

Pecan Pie For One

On these pictures, you can see the walnut version of this pie, because I’d rather keep the pecan version for later this week…and because I love walnuts! I’d say I even prefer walnuts. But as Thanksgiving is coming and I know most of you will make pecan pies, pecans are the most welcome these days.

What Do You Need To Make A Pie For One

As for my Pumpkin Pie {For One}, here are my few tips to bake a pie (or bar or slice) for one:

Even if the recipe is easy, maybe the ‘pan’ you will use won’t be appropriate. That’s why, like in any other recipe, you have to make sure you use the right pans.

I personally use this for most of my for one bars:

1.5-inch x 3.5-inch

I just make sure the bottom of the bar touches parchment paper or a silicon mat, and that the four sides are lined with parchment paper (after greasing the sides with butter or cooking spray).

If you make bars for two, you can use this:

4.5-inch x 4.5-inch

You can use these pans and tips for lots of bars for one or two recipes like for:

Healthy Bar  {For One}

Apricot and Pistachio Frangipane Bars  {For two}

No-Bake Orange Chocolate Bar  {For two}


pecan pie for one

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Pecan Pie For One

This Pecan Pie has a crunchy pie crust base and a gooey filling that will leave you with no regret. Because this is just For One and does not even contains sugar!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Pecan Pie For One, single serving pecan pie, Thanksgiving pie for one
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Chilling 5 hours
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 1
Author Bites Of Baking


For the crust:

  • 25 g almond flour 1/4 cup
  • 23 g flour 3 leveled tbsp
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 10 g butter -cut in little chunks- 2 tsp
  • 4 g plain cream cheese 1 tsp -0.14 ounces-

For the filling:

  • 60 g maple syrup 3 tbsp
  • 1/2 medium egg
  • 1 tsp dark rum
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 g all-purpose flour 1 leveled tbsp
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 30 g pecan nut pieces -or walnuts- 1/4 cup


  1. Preheat the oven at 350°F (180°C).

    Make sure to line the bottom with parchment paper or a silicon mat (if you're using bottomless pan), and that the four sides are lined with parchment paper (after greasing the sides with butter or cooking spray).*

  2. For the crust:

    In a medium bowl, mix the flours, salt and cinnamon. Add the butter and rub it with your hands until it looks like crumbs. Add the cream cheese and mix until a dough forms.**

  3. Place the crust evenly in the pan.

  4. Bake for 12 minutes and remove from the oven. Let slightly cool on the counter.

  5. For the filling:

    Whisk maple syrup, egg, rum and vanilla. Then add the flour, cinnamon and salt. Whisk until well combined.

  6. Pour the filling on the slightly cooled crust. Add the nuts and press them down a little in the filling.

  7. Bake for 10 minutes more. Remove from the oven and let cool on the counter for 5 hours if you can, as that allows the filling to set and become gooey. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Check my tips about the pan.

**You shouldn't need any water. If the dough doesn't seem to come together at first, you'll see it does. Though, if not, feel free to add more cream cheese instead of water.


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