You are here: Home » Recipes » Miniature Pecan Tarts Miniature Pecan Tarts Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 4 dozen You can make this ahead of time and freeze, use later as a last minute dessert. PrintEmail Ingredients Miniature Pecan Tarts2 -- eggs, lighty beaten6 tablespoons melted butter1 1/2 cups firmly packed dark or light brown sugar1/4 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 cups chopped pecans -- Tart Shells -- Confectioners's sugar (optional)Tart Shells:6 ounces cream cheese, softened1 cup butter, softened2 cups flour Instructions To prepare the filling: Combine eggs, butter, brown sugar, salt and vanilla in a medium mixer bowl and beat well. Spoon 1 teaspoon of the pecans into each Tart Shell. Cover with 2 teaspoons of the filling. Bake at 325F for 30 minutes. Cool on wire racks. To prepare tart shells: Beat the cream cheese and butter in a mixer bowl until smooth and creamy. Add the flour and mix well. Chill, covered, for 2 hours. Shape the dough into forty-eight 1-inch balls. Place each ball in a paper-lined 1 3/4-inch muffin cups. Shape to form a shell. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Wilmington’s Seaboard to Sideboard (the Junior League of Wilmington, North Carolina, 1998).