Mini Pecan Phyllo Tarts

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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, 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.
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Mini Pecan Phyllo Tarts

68 Cals 1 Protein 6.5 Carbs 4.5 Fats
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 15 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
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.

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Adapted from Athens Foods

Nutrition

Serving: 1mini tart, Calories: 68kcal, Carbohydrates: 6.5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4.5g, Sodium: 23mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 4g
WW Points Plus: 2
Keywords: Under 30 Minutes
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.

 

 

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237 comments

  1. Can these tarts be baked one day before and still fresh and delicious? Would they have to be stored in the fridge?

  2. These are so simple and so good.  I bake a lot, but you can’t beat these for a quick treat.  They are still crunchy a day later, if they last that long.

  3. Perfect!  I put a dark chocolate chip in the shells before the filling, wow!  Amazing!!!

  4. Made these for Thanksgiving.  Followed the recipe exactly, thank you Gina for such concise instructions. They were a huge hit!  It was so nice having a relatively low point Thanksgiving dessert. 

  5. Absolutely perfect!!! With a tiny dollop of cool whip too! Love them!!!

  6. Amazing! I love pecan pie and these taste just like little ones. I am in love. Even my 11-year old loves them!

  7. It’s a great recipe. I just made a double batch. This is the second time I’ve made them. The first time some of the Phyllis shells melted and spread. Today I cooked them in a muffin tin, and they’re perfect. I also used a cookie sheet but pushed them all close together and rolled up aluminum foil to keep the edges together. They just came out of the oven, and I’m waiting impatiently to confirm how yummy they are.

  8. Just made a double batch for Thanksgiving! I subbed Trader Joe’s vanilla-infused maple syrup for half of the honey, added 1 1/2 teaspoons of bourbon (3/4 teaspoon for a single batch), and a big pinch of Maldon flaky sea salt. So excited to serve these as they are just ADORABLE!

    I’m also making your Mashed Sweet Potatoes Brulee!

  9. These are great and the phyllo shells only have 15 calories. I would like a little more filling  so I would adjust the recipe. Cute and taste great. . 1/2 cup of chopped pecans is almost too many for 15 shells . 

  10. I loved these, so easy to make and delicious!!!

  11. Can these be frozen after they are baked?

  12. Just finished making 4 dozen of these delicious tarts.  They will be going into my favourite recipes board.

  13. Hey! Can these be made eggless?

    Thank you for all your amazing recipes!

  14. Hi Gina,

    Can this be made a day or two ahead of time and refrigerated until they need to be baked on thanksgiving? 

    Thanks!

  15. These have become a family favorite especially for holiday desserts. The men don’t even realize they are “skinny”. Also good for snacks when playing cards or to take to the office.

  16. I just made this since I was looking for a WW friendly sweet without artificial sweeteners.  Can I tell you these are delicious!  I ate 5!!  Yikes!!  Luckily I have the points.  I had to put them away.  I will make these for the holidays now.  I don’t know how you do it but it is amazing.  Thank you for all the WW friendly recipes that taste delish!!  

  17. Dumb question but do you thaw the Phyllo  shells before you bake? or bake them frozen? Sorry for being such a dummy… 

  18. Can I make these and freeze them? If so, would I just heat them in the oven?

    Thank you so much for all of your fantastic recipes!!

    Julie

  19. Can these be put in the freezer after we make them ?