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Easy Mini Pecan Tarts

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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!

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Easy Mini Pecan Tarts

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 15 tarts 1x


These mini tarts are made easy with phyllo shells and a delicious pecan filling!




  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients except pecans. Mix well. Add in chopped pecans, and stir until combined.
  2. 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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26 comments on “Easy Mini Pecan Tarts”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

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

  6. 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!

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

  8. So adorable and yummy looking :)


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

  10. I love these shells. So simple!!

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

  12. 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

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

  14. Uhh, I think some credit is due to Gina at skinnytaste?

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. Oh my my! I just made these. My son said he could eat the whole batch. I only made 15. They are sooooo delicious and you only need a few ingredients. Love them. Will definitely make more.

  18. Had some leftover pecan pie filling, so I used the Phillo tart minis. And they were great. I’m lucky that I got to eat one. !!

  19. These are perfect! Making them now for Christmas Eve!?❤️

  20. Can I make the filling ahead of time? I need to make 200 of these!

  21. These are so easy and delicious 😋

  22. Can the pecan tarts be made a few days in advance? How far ahead?