These EASY BUTTERY PECAN TARTS are flaky crusts filled with a rich nutty center. They are beautiful on a platter for special occasions and are a perfect finger food dessert for any time.
Can I Freeze PECAN TARTS?
Yes, you can freeze pecan tassies. If you choose to freeze pecan tarts, be sure to wrap them well in plastic once they have cooled. Pecan tarts will stay fresh in the freezer, if wrapped well, for up to 3 months.
When making these pecan tarts, you will make the tart shells first. After combining the crust ingredients, you will press the dough into the muffin tins. Once the crusts are made, make the filling. Add the filling into the crusts and the pecan tarts are ready to bake.
EASY BUTTERY PECAN TARTS INGREDIENTS NEEDED:
For Pecan Tarts:
— 1- 3 oz. pkg. Cream cheese softened.
— 1 stick of margarine or butter softened.
— 1 C. flour.
— Pinch of salt.
— 2 eggs beaten.
— 1 C. brown sugar.
— 2 T. margarine or butter melted.
— 1 tsp. Vanilla.
— Pinch of salt.
— 1 C. pecans chopped.
EASY BUTTERY PECAN TARTS INSTRUCTIONS RECIPE:
Let’s make the crust! Simply mix together cream cheese, margarine, flour, and salt. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out a ball of dough into 12 muffin tins. Press each dough evenly on the bottom and up the sides with your fingers. Use extra dough to fill in any holes you may have created.
Make the filling by combine eggs, brown sugar, margarine, vanilla, and salt. Mix well (do not beat with beater, or tops will be crusty instead of a nutty one). Divide pecans evenly in pastry shells. Pour filling in shells, filling ⅔ full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from pans. Cool on wire rack.