Caramel Pecan Tarts Recipe

Do you like pecan pie? Try these minis that are a nutty caramel cousin to the big pie.
Caramel Pecan Tarts picture


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time1 Hr 45 Min
Ready In2 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings10


 All purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Powdered sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Packed brown sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Chopped pecans1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1 Tablespoon, softened
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Egg1 , slightly beaten
 Caramel topping1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Vanilla caramels12 (Unwrapped)
 Milk1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 265 Calories from Fat 64

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11.4%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 24.5 mg

Sodium 134.7 mg5.6%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.88 g3.5%

Sugars 33.8 g

Protein 3 g5.5%

Vitamin A 1.3% Vitamin C 0.1%

Calcium 4.2% Iron 5.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat oven to 350ºF. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup butter and the powdered sugar. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Press each piece in bottom and up side of small muffin cup, 1 3/4x1 inch, ungreased or lined with foil or paper baking cups.
2. In medium bowl, mix remaining Tart ingredients. Spoon slightly less than 1 tablespoon mixture into each cup.
3. Bake about 20 minutes or until filling is set and crust is light brown. Cool slightly; loosen from cups with tip of knife. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
4. In 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and milk over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Spoon topping onto cooled tarts.


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jlvcats says :

These are my ALL TIME favorite candy, just about anything with pecan, chocolate & caramels and they look sooooo good, Thanks Have a "blended" day!!! Chef Janet
Posted on: 4 August 2007 - 3:32pm