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A plate of pecan tarts.
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Pecan Tarts

Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 tarts
Calories: 124kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 ounces cream cheese (regular or reduced fat) softened
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • cup chopped pecans


  • Use an electric hand mixer to combine the flour, cream cheese and butter. Work dough with hands to form in to a ball and then flatten it a little into a disc. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat mini muffin pan(s) with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Remove chilled dough from refrigerator and divide it into 24 evenly sized balls. Place each ball into a cup in the muffin pan and pat into shape with your fingers.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer to combine egg, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla. Use a spoon to stir in melted butter and pecans. Place a small amount of the filling in each pastry lined muffin cup; dividing it evenly between the 24 cups.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until nicely browned and set. Remove from oven and allow to cool in muffin pan(s) for 10 to 15 minutes then use a fork or small sharp knife to pop the tarts out. Allow them to cool completely and store in an airtight container.


Serving: 1tart | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg