Pecan Pie Tartlets

Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

You can make this with homemade pie crust dough or the refrigerated kind, whichever works best for you today. The little phyllo (fillo) cups also work.

These photos were taken using phyllo dough but they were a lot of work & didn't turn out as well. I had to brush the pastry rounds with melted butter to keep them from drying out & they didn't hold up well after baking, you know?

The prep time listed here is what it would be if you use pre-made phyllo cups. Anything else would add to the time. It's your kitchen, so do what suits you ALWAYS! =^..^=

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
24 tartlets
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
melted butter or margarine
3/4 c
brown sugar, packed
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
salt
1
large egg
1 c
pecan pieces, plus 24 halves for decorating
24
phyllo cups or 2 sheets of phyllo dough or a package of double pie crust dough or homemade pie crust dough for 2 crusts

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the inside of the mini muffin tins lightly with cooking spray.
2Melt the butter in a microwave safe batter bowl. Add the brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and egg. Stir together well.
3Stir in the pecan pieces, saving the pecan halves for later.
4If using phyllo shells, just fill them about 3/4 full and top with a pecan half. You should have enough filling for 24 tartlets. Jump down to Direction #6.
5If using phyllo sheets or pie crust dough, roll out on a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin until you have about a 12" square, or enough to cut out 12 2 1/2-3" circles from each sheet, totalling 24 with both sheets.
6Cut out the circles using a biscuit cutter (or a drinking glass, as I did), dipped in flour so it won't stick to the dough.
7Place each dough circle over a mini-muffin tin opening and press down in the center gently. Distribute the pecan filling evenly into the 24 dough cups. Top each with a pecan half.
8Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15-20 minutes, checking early and often to avoid overbaking. Tartlets are done when you carefully move one from its muffin cup and the bottom is lightly browned.
9Remove tartlets from muffin pans to cooling racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #phyllo, #fillo