Mini Pecan Tarts

Mini Pecan Tarts

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Think Pecan Pie with a little less gooey filling! These tarts have lots of toasted pecan crunch with just enough delicious goo to hold them together. The phyllo shells look amazing and give a great crunch. I’ve made this in a rectangular tart shape and in mini muffin pans. Both were spectacular. Good news- they can be made in advance and frozen!

Prep time: 30-45 minutes

Mini Pecan Tarts

By Gloria Kobrin Published: January 17, 2018

  • Yield:

  • 24-30 mini tarts/14x4 inch springform tart pan

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream melted
  • 1 teaspoon Bourbon
  • pinch baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups unsalted chopped pecans toasted
  • 1 pound Frozen Phyllo Dough defrosted
  • non dairy baking spray plain/coconut

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • mini muffin pan I used one that made 24 tarts
  • cooling rack

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together (except for phyllo) in mixing bowl. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Lightly spray the bottom of each muffin hole. Cut the phyllo roll in half the short way. You can do this through the covering. Remove covering from one half and unroll gently. Cut phyllo into three inch squares. Carefully lift three squares and place them in center of muffin hole. Spray lightly. Take another three squares and place them on top of the others a little bit askew. Spray again lightly. Repeat with remaining muffin holes. Place one tablespoon of nut mixture in each phyllo cup. If you have any left over, you can make a few additional phyllo cups or just divide it amongst the cups you have already filled. Place in oven and bake 10 minutes. The mixture will bubble and then settle down. Remove from pan while still warm and place on cooling rack. Serve at room temperature.
  3. To freeze: Place mini tarts in a single layer in a container. Wrap tightly. Mark Fragile and place in freezer. Defrost the morning of the day you're serving them. You can place them in a 325° F. oven for five minutes to crisp up if necessary.

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