Butter Pecan Tarts

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Without pecans these are sensational butter tarts. They never keep because they are so good they are quickly devoured.

Makes 12 tarts.

Pastry of your choice

  • Ingredients


  • 1 cup (250 mL) brown sugar, packed

  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) melted butter

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) maple or corn syrup

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla essence

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Roll out pastry thinly and cut 3-inch (8-cm) rounds to fit 12 muffin tins or individual tart tins. Whisk together sugar, butter, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla. When combined, stir in pecans. Fill each pastry shell until ¾ full.

Bake tarts for 15 to 20 minutes or until filling is set and pastry is cooked.