If Pecan Pie is your favorite, be sure to make these tasty Pecan Pie Tarts. Individual bites of delicious pie for the holidays and parties.
Pecan Pie Tarts
I love having a few new recipes to share during the holiday season. Of course, there are plenty of favorites that simply have to get made every holiday, but I like trying new things too.
This season, I went with something new that will appeal to nut lovers. Now around my house, not everyone is crazy about nuts. But for those who are, I’m serving tasty bite-sized individual Pecan Pie Tarts.
If you love traditional pecan pie, then I think these mini morsels will be just to your liking. Made with a simple homemade crust, and a filling that’s loaded with pecans they are truly a divine nibble.
Personal portions are also great for serving at holiday brunches and buffets. Less mess when serving, and you can use fun serving trays such as cupcake towers. Using serving ware with height will give you more space on in your serving area, which as we all know during the holiday’s space is essential.
I think you’ll especially love Pecan Pie Tarts during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Serve with some freshly made homemade whipped cream, maybe even some Bourbon whipped cream if you’re feeling extra festive.
What ingredients are needed to make the tarts?
- Vanilla extract
- Corn syrup
- Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
Some tips for preparation:
- Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream.
- Refrigerate any leftovers.
- Best made the day that you plan on serving.
Simple step by step instructions to follow (complete directions found in recipe card):
Mix together ingredients for the crust.
Form into a ball.
Roll out onto the floured surface.
Cut into circles.
Place into prepared baking pan.
Mix together vanilla extract, corn syrup, eggs, and sugars.
Mix in the chopped pecans.
Add filling to prepared crusts.
Other delicious desserts for the holidays:
- Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls
- Mini Dutch Apple Pies
- No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls
- Apple Pie Wonton Cups
Some delicious drinks to serve alongside:
- Eggnog White Russian
- Amaretto Apple Cider Cocktail
- Caramel Apple Spice (Starbucks copycat)
- Cranberry Kringle Cocktail
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 6 Tablespoons water, cold
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups pecans, chopped
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt.
- Add in the shortening. Using a fork, pastry cutter, or your hands, work the shortening into the flour mixture until the dough resembles small crumbs.
- Using a dough hook, blend on low and add in cold water 1 Tablespoon at a time until it forms into a ball. The dough should be sticky yet firm. If the dough is dry, add in any remaining amount of ice water if needed.
- Cover your dough ball with plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator.
- Mix the vanilla extract, corn syrup, eggs, and sugars until blended. Add the pecans and combine thoroughly. Set aside.
- Prepare a surface to roll the dough onto by lightly flouring. Place dough ball onto surface. Roll out with a rolling pin until it is thin enough for pie crust, but not too thin it starts to break or creates holes.
- Cut circles in your dough. It should be about 2.5” in circumference as a muffin tin is 2 x 1 1/4.
- Lightly spray your muffin tin with cooking spray. Place the dough circles in the pan and gently push the dough to cover the sides of each cavity. Repeat.
- Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of pecan pie filling to each tart. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool thoroughly before removing.
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