Pecan Pie Tarts Two Ways

When you want a little taste of Pecan Pie make these yummy, bite-size desserts.  The first recipe comes from a sister’s mother-in-law.  I do not have the author for the second recipe but it looks real good.  See also my recipe for Pecan Pie.

Pecan Pie Tarts


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

Cream together the flour, butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Refrigerate dough several hours or overnight.


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup pecans, chopped

To make the filling, combine all of the ingredients and stir in the pecans.

Roll out chilled dough and cut into 3-inch rounds.  Fit dough into mini greased tartlet tins.  Spoon filling into crusts until each is 3/4 full.  Bake in a 350°F oven for 25 minutes or until filling is set.

When cool, remove tarts from tins.  Makes 24 tarts.

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Pecan Pie Tarts with a Karo/Pecan Filling


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cups flour

In a bowl, combine butter, sugar and cream cheese; beat until fluffy.  Add the egg just to combine.  Slowly add the flour and beat at low speed.  Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls and press into bottom and up two-thirds of each cup.  This recipe makes 36.


  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped

Combine above ingredients except for the pecans.  Spoon mixture into each prepared crust and top with the pecans.  Bake for 20 minutes in  a preheated 350°F oven or until lightly browned.

7 thoughts on “Pecan Pie Tarts Two Ways

  1. This is certainly a new pie crust for me. I didn’t know I could make one using cream cheese. I would love to try and taste it. I have bookmarked. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful week!


    • I have just been shovelling snow….phew! Let me have a look at the Tart Shell Dough. Winter is really here….snow the whole week for us. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I’ll get used to it as time goes by. Have a lovely week!


  2. Aunt JU Ju thank you so much for the tarts there were soo yummy!!!!!!!!!!!! all my friends got to have leftovers everything is practically gone!!!!!


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