3 whole eggs
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup dark (amber) maple syrup
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
9 tablespoons (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon) melted butter
Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons bourbon
4 cups pecan pieces (1 lb.)
Prepared egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water)
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Pre-bake 36 three-inch tart shells (about ten minutes).
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg yolks. Whisk in the molasses, maple syrup and sugar, then the melted butter, salt and bourbon. Stir in the pecan pieces.
Fill the tart shells: Brush the edges with the prepared egg wash and fill with the pecan filling, about 1/6 cup filling for each shell.
Bake in the center of the oven until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown, about 25 minutes.
Based on http://recipes.latimes.com/recipe-mini-pecan-pies/
[Jan. 2017. When I made this the first time, I used a mixture of dark corn syrup, light corn syrup and molasses. Next time I'm using molasses and amber maple syrup.]