Pecan Butter Tarts Recipe
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Pecan Butter Tarts Recipe

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I searched for the perfect butter tart for ages. After many attempts, I discovered this favorite that begs for a scoop of ice cream on top. —Susan Kieboam, Streetsboro, OH
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 tart: 252 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line 12 muffin cups with foil liners. (Do not use paper-lined foil liners.)
  2. On a work surface, unroll pastry sheets. Cut 12 circles with a floured 4-in. round cookie cutter (save remaining pastry for another use). Gently press pastry circles onto bottom and up sides of foil liners. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine raisins and water; microwave on high 2 minutes. Drain; cool slightly.
  4. In a small bowl, mix egg, brown sugars, melted butter, vanilla and salt until blended; stir in pecans and raisins. Spoon into pastry cups, dividing evenly.
  5. Bake on a lower oven rack 7-9 minutes or until filling just begins to bubble up and crusts are light golden brown (do not overbake). Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. If desired, serve with ice cream. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Pecan Butter Tarts in Simple & Delicious December/January 2016

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gtee User ID: 8445197 240835
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"My family thought these were the BEST creations I ever made!!! We all love Pecan pies and make excellent pies, but this was so simple and dee-lish-ous!!!! My grandson is heading back to college this weekend and I am getting ready to make him a batch "to go".


TastyWorld User ID: 8352393 237781
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"Yum! This recipe is magnificent! These are so good, there is no time between the oven and my mouth to even add ice cream ??"

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