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Pumpkin Pie Tartlets with Maple Pecan Crust

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + cooling Bake: 35 min.+ cooling

Makes

1-1/2 dozen

After discovering I had multiple food sensitivities, I began developing holiday recipes that would be safe for me, but enjoyable for others, too. These tarts are delicious—with no gluten, eggs or dairy! —Chantale Michaud, Guelph, Ontario
Pumpkin Pie Tartlets with Maple Pecan Crust Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2-1/4 cups canned pumpkin or homemade pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup cream of coconut, warmed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Dash sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Process oats in a food processor until a fine powder forms. Add pecans; pulse until nuts are chopped. Add next 5 ingredients; pulse until mixture is moistened. Remove from processor.
  2. Fill 18 greased muffin cups with 1/3 cup oat mixture each. Using a wet 1 tablespoon measure, press mixture onto bottom and up sides of muffin cups. Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For filling, whisk together maple syrup and cornstarch. In another bowl, mix remaining filling ingredients, then add maple syrup mixture. Spoon about 3 tablespoons into each crust.
  4. Combine topping ingredients; spoon about 1 teaspoon onto each tartlet. Bake until dark golden and set, 35-40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing tartlets to a wire rack; cool 1 hour. If desired, refrigerate before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 tartlet: 302 calories, 21g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein.

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