Easy Mini Pecan Tarts

November 20, 2012 by Ali

Anyone planning to make pecan pies this Thanksgiving? Well if you’re looking to save a bit of time, and still make a total crowd-pleasing dessert, allow me to recommend these adorable little Easy Mini Pecan Tarts!

They are everything you love about pecan pie, but when made “bite-sized” with my favorite little phyllo cups, they can literally be made from start to finish in 20 minutes. Boom. And I’m pretty sure they will be the rockstar of your dessert table. There’s something about mini desserts that draws everyone in. And who can resist that classic sweet pecan filling paired with the crisp flaky brilliance of phyllo?! I’m pretty sure they were a match made in heaven.

So if you’re looking for a delicious pecan pie tart recipe this holiday, I vote these easy mini phyllo pecan tarts for the win!

Easy Mini Pecan Tarts

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 15 tarts



In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients except pecans. Mix well. Add in chopped pecans, and stir until combined.

Arrange mini shells on a baking sheet. Fill mini shells with one rounded teaspoon of pecan mixture. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Recipe adapted from Athens Foods

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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22 thoughts on “Easy Mini Pecan Tarts

  1. I made these today for Thanksgiving. They were a huge hit!! I even forgot the melted butter in the microwave on the 2nd batch & no one could tell a difference. Definitely has become my pecan “pie” recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    - Shelley Burrell

  2. I wish we had phyllo dough here! Would make things so much easier. These are so cute but kind of evil because you just can’t stop at a few!

    - Erin @ Texanerin Baking

  3. Uhh, I think some credit is due to Gina at skinnytaste? http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/11/mini-pecan-phyllo-tarts.html#more

    - Cassie

  4. These are super adorable, and so much more appealing than making a whole pie crust!

    - Anna @ Hidden Ponies

  5. This is an adorable ideas and would be a great snack to bring to a party. Love your blog too, you have great recipes!

    Stay in the Lines

    - Jaclyn

  6. Yum! I’ve got to try these! I don’t even really like nuts and these sound delicious!

    - LIz Stevens

  7. I love these shells. So simple!!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  8. Oh yum! I just so happen to have some of these shells in my freezer…hmmm… ;)

    - Rachel Cooks

  9. So adorable and yummy looking :)


    - summer

  10. I love these tarts, so cute!! Perfect size, too!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  11. These look fantastic! I am a huge fan of one-bite desserts, and these little tarts will do just the trick this Thanksgiving. Thanks for the inspiration, and I LOVE your blog!

    - Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste)

  12. J’adoooooore.

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  13. This are beyond adorable! I would say these are perfect at any party, any time of the year! Not just for Thanksgiving.

    - Mandie @ Oh So Decadent

  14. Those will win the Cutest Thing on TDay Table Award. You are actually inspiring me to want to bake this week!! Stop it already!

    - Sarah M.

  15. i’m in charge of the pecan pie this year – what a great twist this is! pecan pie can be so rich that i love the idea of pairing it with the phyllo. yum, yum, yum!

    - little kitchie

  16. Such a great idea to use phyllo pastry to make the shell – I love the idea of these little bites. So much better than a giant slice of pie!

    - Kathryn

  17. oh my goodness Ali! I know I say it all the time but you are my queen of mini desserts! i honestly feel like i could polish off an embarrassing amount of these. i love pecan pie and these shortcut minis are the perfect fit for a busy thanksgiving day kitchen!

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction