For the dough
- 1/4 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for shaping dough
- 6 tablespoons butter, ice cold
- 2 to 3 tablespoons ice cold water
Form dough into a ball and divide evenly into 24 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and evenly press into each cup, until the bottom is covered. If the dough is sticky, dip your finger in flour first.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until the crusts are very golden. Check periodically to make sure they don't get too brown.
Meanwhile, make the filling: In a medium bowl, whisk the egg and yolk with the corn syrup, sugar, pumpkin filling and vanilla. Stir in the chopped pecans.