Pecan Tarts

  • Yield: servings

"I don't have to fix any desserts at holiday time as long as I have plenty of pecan tarts made. They are so good and my girls look forward to them during the holiday season."


1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1stick butter
1cup all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1tablespoon butter, softened
3/4cup sugar
1teaspoon vanilla extract
Chopped pecans


  1. 1. For the crusts, mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Then roll into 21 balls. Work each ball into a mini-cupcake or mini-tart pan, forming a crust.
  2. Preheat oven to 325F.
  3. For the filling, mix egg, butter, sugar and vanilla. Fill each crust 1/2 full with filling. Top with chopped pecans. If desired, glaze with an egg wash before baking. Bake 25 minutes. Yield: 21 tarts.

—Nancy Crew, Napoleon, OH