Deep Fried Pecan Pies

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Want that sweet flavour of pecan pie bit in bite sized form? Try out these awesome little Deep Fried Pecan Pies. When it comes to dessert recipes, there are so many great ones to choose from. There are all sorts of different types of desserts and then different flavours that exist for dessert recipes. Take cookies for example, there are so many different kinds of cookies like chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, gingersnap cookies and sugar cookies. Then there is pie, which also comes in different easy pie recipes and flavours like apple, pumpkin, cherry or blueberry. Its so much fun to try all of the various flavours out too which is why its fun to create mini versions of easy pie recipes recipes so you can have a little bite of each flavour without having to fill up on a bunch of dessert. Small dessert recipes like this one would be wonderful to make for a gathering or a party where everyone enjoys a little bit of finger food while they chat and mingle. These little deep fried pecan pies would be so easy to pop in your mouth and enjoy. People also enjoy eating roasted pecans on their own or in a salad. Roasted pecans contain a high amount of manganese.

What makes this particular recipe so interesting is the fact that the mini pecan pies are deep fried instead of baked. Deep frying is used to fry up food fast at a very high temperature that cooks the outside of the food while cooking the inside as well. Sometimes with deep-frying recipes for meat, the meat is deep fried and then cooked in the oven for a bit longer to cook it all the way through, but for simple, small desserts like this one, you can simply just deep fry them, cool them and eat them right away. If you don't own a deep fryer, don't worry, because you can use your stove top and a regular frying pan as your own deep fryer. When you are working with hot oil it is so important that you practice safety and that you do it properly. First off, the type of oil you use when deep-frying is important. Sunflower, soy bean and peanut oils are all great for deep frying foods. These oils have a high smoke point meaning that they can reach very high temperatures without burning or turning toxic. Another oil with a high smoke point is coconut oil. In fact, studies have been done that have shown it is the best oil to use for deep frying because its quality is still retained after long hours of cooking with it. Coconut oil is also very healthy for us containing good fats and oils.

As for the safety of deep frying, be sure you deep fry in a shallow enough pan so that you don't have hot oil splattering all over. Another thing that can help to prevent this is to make sure that your oils temperature is correct by checking it on a cooking thermometer. Use these tips when you make these great deep fried pecan pies. Thanks to The Southern Bite blog site for this recipe.***

Nutrition Facts for: Deep Fried Pecan Pies from Southern Bite
Ingredients: Light brown sugar, light corn syrup, eggs, butter, salt, pecans, vanilla extract, Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 257, Calories from Fat 164, Total Fat 18.2g 28%, Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%, Cholesterol 26mg 9%, Sodium 203mg 8%, Potassium 56mg 2%, Carbohydrates 23.9g 8%, Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%, Sugars 6.3g, Protein 1.6g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%

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