A small white cake stand with mini pecan pies on top

Mini Pecan Tarts

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 24-30 tarts


These Mini Pecan Tarts are made with a soft pie crust and filled with a brown sugar pecan filling. It’s similar to pecan pie, but in a bite-sized treat. The simple pecan filling is only 5 ingredients.


For the crust:

  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups (280g) all-purpose flour

For the filling:

  • 1 ½ cups (330g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (120g) pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously grease a mini muffin pan.
  2. For the crust: In a medium sized bowl, combine the softened butter and cream and beat together until very well combined.
  3. Next, slowly add the flour and beat until all the ingredients are well combined and it has turn into a ball of dough.
  4. For the filling: In a medium sized bowl, combine the brown sugar eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract and beat together until well combined. Then fold in the chopped pecans.
  5. To assemble: It’s helpful to divide the crust in half and then separate out 12-16 balls of dough, approximately 1 tablespoon in size.
  6. Press each ball of dough into the greased muffin pan and press into the center of the dough, patting the dough against the edges to shape the crust.
  7. Fill each crust with 1 heaping teaspoon of filling.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 250°F for 10 more minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:
1 tart
  • Category: Cookie

Keywords: Pecan Tart, Mini Pecan Tart, Pie, Pecan Pie