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easy pecan tarts

Easy Mini Pecan tarts Recipe

This Easy Mini Pecan tarts Recipe is especially good because of the simple and tasty crust, which is made with cream cheese, butter, and all-purpose flour.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 296kcal


For the crust:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature;
  • 6 oz cream cheese, room temperature;
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour.

For the pecan filling:

  • 3 eggs, room temperature;
  • 2 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar;
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted;
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract;
  • pinch of salt;
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped.


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together unsalted butter and cream cheese until combined and creamy. Then, add all-purpose flour in a few additions. Mix after each addition until the dough forms. Refrigerate while preparing the pecan filling.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together packed light brown sugar and eggs. Add melted butter, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Mix together. Then, stir in chopped pecans. Set aside.
  • Grease muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Roll the dough into balls (approximately 1 tablespoon in size). Then, place each ball in a greased muffin pan and press each ball using your fingers and form the crust.
  • Add sweet pecan filling to each mini tart crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until browned. Enjoy!


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.8g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 16.3g | Cholesterol: 64.2mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 89mg | Vitamin A: 434IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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