Mini Pecan Phyllo Tarts

These bite sized pecan tarts are the perfect lighter alternative for pecan pie this holiday season! They are so easy to make, just 7 ingredients for a delicious treat.

These bite sized pecan tarts are the perfect lighter alternative for pecan pie this holiday season! They are so easy to make, just 7 ingredients for a delicious treat.

Traditional pecan pie can set you back about 480 calories! These mini tarts, are only 68 calories each, even if you eat two you are still ahead of the game! I found this neat Thanksgiving calorie counter that totals your calories and tells you how many miles you need to walk to burn them off.

Luckily I’ve lightened up so many Thanksgiving favorites, you can see them all here: Lightened Up Thanksgiving Recipe Index from cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie and lots of leftover ideas.

Pecan pie has been requested quite a bit, so when I stumbled on these mini pecan tarts, I thought I would try them with some minor tweaks.

I  loved how they turned out and they are so stinking easy, even a beginner baker can make them. If you’re in charge of dessert this Thanksgiving, give these a try, you can double the recipe to make 30.

These bite sized pecan tarts are the perfect lighter alternative for pecan pie this holiday season! They are so easy to make, just 7 ingredients for a delicious treat.

Mini Pecan Phyllo Tarts
Adapted from Athens Foods
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 15 • Serving Size: 1 mini tart • Points +: 2 pts • Smart Points: 2
Calories: 68 • Fat: 4.5 g • Carb: 6.5 g • Fiber: 0.3 g • Protein: 1 g • Sugar: 4 g
Sodium: 23 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 15 Mini Phyllo Shells (Athens)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except pecans. Mix well. Stir in chopped pecans. Arrange mini shells on a baking sheet. Fill mini shells with one heaping teaspoon of pecan mixture. If any of the mixture remains, distribute evenly between all the shells.

Bake for 10-15 minutes. Let them cool before serving.