Pecan Tarts

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Indulge in the delightful world of sweet and nutty goodness with our Pecan Tartlets recipe. These miniature pastries are a harmonious blend of a rich, buttery crust and a luscious pecan filling that’s simply irresistible. Perfect for both special occasions and everyday treats, these pecan tartlets are sure to become a family favorite. With a delectable mix of cream cheese, brown sugar, and chopped pecans, these bite-sized treats offer a delightful contrast of textures and flavors. Follow our easy-to-follow instructions, and you’ll have a batch of these delectable tartlets ready to enjoy in no time. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply satisfying your sweet tooth, these Pecan Tartlets are the perfect dessert to share with loved ones or savor on your own.


For the Crust:

  • 1 (3-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick of margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • A dash of salt

For the Filling:

  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A dash of salt
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans


Making the Crust:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, margarine (or butter), all-purpose flour, and a dash of salt.
  2. Blend the ingredients together until a smooth dough forms.
  3. Divide the dough into 24 equal portions and shape them into small balls.
  4. Gently press each dough ball into the bottom and along the sides of 1 3/4-inch muffin tins, ensuring there are no holes in the pastry shells.

Preparing the Filling:

  1. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the beaten eggs, brown sugar, melted margarine (or butter), vanilla extract, and a dash of salt. Mix until well combined, but avoid overbeating to prevent the tops from becoming too crusty.
  2. Evenly distribute the chopped pecans among the pastry shells.

Assembling and Baking:

  1. Pour the prepared filling into each pastry shell, filling them approximately 2/3 full.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  3. Bake the pecan tartlets in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are set and slightly golden.
  4. Allow the tartlets to cool for a brief moment before carefully removing them from the muffin tins.
  5. Transfer the pecan tartlets to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy your delicious homemade pecan tartlets!

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