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Tiny Pecan Tarts

No recipe image available.These festive miniature pecan pie tarts will make a wonderful addition to a holiday dessert buffet.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
1 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pecans, chopped

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and softened cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Fold in flour until just blended. Flatten dough to a 1-inch thick disk, wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Grease miniature muffin tins. Divide the dough to make individual tart shells. Shape into prepared pans, extending up the sides.
  4. In a small bowl, beat together eggs, brown sugar, softened butter, salt, and vanilla. Stir in chopped pecans. Fill the pastry-lined muffin cups.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the pastry is brown and the filling is set. Cool briefly; then transfer tarts to wire racks.

Makes 24 miniature tarts.