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

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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
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 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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231 comments

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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 . 

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

  6. Can these be frozen after they are baked?

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

  8. Hey! Can these be made eggless?

    Thank you for all your amazing recipes!

  9. Hi Gina,

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

    Thanks!

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!  

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

  13. 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

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

  15. I am a very novice baker, and these were so easy! I made them for my company’s Thanksgiving potluck and they were a hit.

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  19. I live in the Netherlands and can”t buy pre-made phyllo dough tartlet bottoms. How many sheets of phyllo dough would you suggest I use to make my own?

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  21. I can’t find the tart shells only the sheets. Can these be made in a muffin tin or in the silicon baking muffin things?

  22. I made these (so delicious) for my famaily  and they absolutely loved them. thanks alot for the recipe.

  23. I see the comments that these are fine overnight, but I would actually like to make them about 4 – 5 days ahead… are they freezable?

  24. Quick, easy, and so delicious! Plus they are only 2 smart points. What a great treat to have during the holiday season to help keep the waistline intact.

  25. I just made these for Thanksgiving, and am just AMAZED at how awesome they are. Even the picky husband loved them, especially the flaky fillo layers. Thank you, AGAIN, for helping me make another fabulous, less-guilty success!

  26. Has anyone made these ahead of time? I am making them for Thanksgiving and want to see if they hold up if made the night before? 

  27. Can these be made a day ahead and stored in the fridge overnight?

  28. Can these be made ahead of time? 

  29. Sounds delicious. Only one problem… I can’t eat gluten. Does anyone have a tasty recipe for gluten free phyllo?

  30. I love this recipe so much! I’ve made it about three times now.

  31. These are perfect substitute for pecan pie, and a great crowd pleaser! so easy too.

  32. These are so good!! And easy!

  33. Gina can we freeze them…. for the next day

  34. Tried this last night for a small gathering with friends and they came out great. The kids loved them – they were gone in no time. Best part is they're super easy to make. Can't go wrong with this one!

  35. Made these. Great recipe. I added a small chuck of dark chocolate in each cup, before adding the filling..the problem with these.. sooooo good, you better be good at portion control !! 😉

  36. I made these yesterday for our family dinner and they were a big hit – I think everyone loves a poppable dessert 🙂 I may or may not have had several for breakfast this morning as well… thanks so, so much for the recipe!

  37. Just made these! Super easy and quick! Reminded me more of baklava than pecan pie. But they were delicious!!

  38. Can these be made ahead of time? Meaning, if I make these the day before Thanksgiving and then keep them in the fridge, will they get soggy? Or can they be stored at room temperature and be OK for the next day? LOVE all your recipes, Gina!!

  39. These were delicious! I made them last year for Thanksgiving and they were a hit- I'll definitely be making them again this year!

  40. Just made these for a meeting tonight. About half the shells in each box were flat on one side (Athens) so that the liquid spilled out. Very messy looking.

  41. We live on our sailboat, and these were super easy and quick to make. We enjoyed all of them (quickly) in the cockpit after dinner. Thanks, Gina!

  42. Made these last year for Christmas and they were delicious. one caveat is that they taste more like baklava (not that that is a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination!) than like pecan pie

  43. Forgot to mention that i put them back in the oven for about 10 minutes and then I turned the oven off and left them in to keep them warm.

  44. I made these (well, kinda) today. I made the cups myself with 4 layers of phyllo each and butter in between them. I baked them for about 5 minutes. In the meantime I combined craisins, sliced almonds and since honey is too sweet for me I added a dash of pomegranate-cranberry juice. I took out the shells, added a tiny cube of brie and a spoonful of the almond mixture. They were a hit! Thanks for the recipe Gina, you make me look like I actually know how to cook.

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    I thought I had honey at home but was wrong and I don't have time to run out again – would agave or corn syrup work? Or is it for taste?

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  51. I am in Love with your site.All your recipes look Wonderful!!! Last week I went to a weight watchers meeting and told them about a site called slenderkitchen.com that I discovered and this week I can tell them about you, skinnytaste.com. I am so excited. All your recipes look sooo good that I want one of everything. All at the same time!!!! I think that would defeat my weight watchers meetings. Hee Hee.

  52. Someone made these for me, sooooo yummy

  53. These were a BIG hit when I took them to work….especially when they found out they were WW friendly! Have the oven preheating to make them today for Christmas Eve! Thanks for your hard work and wonderful site!

  54. Can i substitute the pecan mixture for something salty like shrimp,tofu,chicken. And thank you very much for all your recipes.

  55. So, last night we had a potluck Christmas party to attend. I signed up to bring veggie tray and dessert. Little did the other guests know that the mini pecan pie tarts they kept raving about were WW friendly and from Skinnytaste.com. LOL

    I made them at Thanksgiving and they were a big hit with my family so I thought I'd bring them and it would give me some dessert that was WW friendly to have during the party. Well, that was the only dessert that everyone kept eating! haha!!

    They are so quick and easy to make, if you haven't tried them and you like pecan pie I highly recommend you try them.

  56. I love pecan pie but as an adult I have developed an allergy to pecans. Could I sub another nut? Say cashews?

  57. Do the phyllo shells come in bigger size? I'd like to make larger ones.

  58. I have never seen these cups frozen, always bought them in a package on the supermarket shelf! Usually where the graham cracker crusts are!
    Ilene in Brooklyn

  59. If anyone in southern California is looking for the cups, you can find them at Gelson's!

  60. Great recipe – had two of these little tarts w/out the guilt 🙂

  61. I've been making these for years. But my recipe is a little different. I'll have to make them and compare. I wonder if my family would notice a healthier version. 🙂

  62. I just started Weight Watchers, and these delightful treats truly satisfied my sweet craving. And, I love the fact that you provide the point values!! Thanks, and I look forward to trying many more of your recipes.

  63. Made these for thanksgiving and they never made it to the dessert table, they were awesome
    Btw love love your web site

  64. Made these for Thanksgiving for my mom and boyfriend and they absolutely loved them. I doubled the recipe and they were fantastic.

  65. These were AMAZING. I tripled the recipe so I could divide between my moms and mother-in-laws on Thanksgiving. So- I made 45, and ate 11 of them before I could even bring them anywhere. Then I ate more at my mother-in-laws house. Needless to say I was UP three pounds this week, but toootally worth it. I cn never make these again, though. I can't control myself- they are THAT good.

  66. Thank you Gina for a delicious, low calorie alternative for my favorite pecan pie!! Now I can take care of the craving without the guilt =) Also, they were sooo easy to make and my son (who doesn't care for pecan pie) loved them!

  67. These are just amazing…my family loved them and didn't even know they were ww friendly. Best of all I got to have my pecan pie without all the guilt!Yum!!!

  68. These are WONDERFUL! I doubled the recipe for Thanksgiving and there weren't any left. Made another double batch and they are gone again. Definately have become a family favorite and better option to pecan pie.

  69. My family loved these tarts. My husband is diabetic and loves pecan pie so these satisfied and were still a healthy choice for him. I try to make one recipe from your site every week and haven't been disappointed. Thank you Gina!

  70. Pecan pie is my favorite. I could eat 2 by myself. So, I made these. We forgot to add the butter, and they still turned out good. So now, I could eat 2 pans of these 🙂 They are TOO good. Even my sis who doesn't like pecan pie's liked them.

  71. Just made these for our Thanksgiving yesterday and they were a hit! Delicious…and for those not counting calories, enjoyed them topped with a little dollup of cinnamon ice cream 🙂

  72. I made these for Thanksgiving and they were awesome! My family had no idea it was a lightened up version of pecan pie!

  73. These taste SO GOOD !! Thank you for the recipe !

  74. I made these for Thanksgiving…swapped out pecans for macadamia nuts, so they tasted like mini mac nut pies — yum! Made my husband & I think of our honeymoon in Hawaii!

  75. Made these today and my husband RAVED! They taste exactly like pecan pie with a perfect balance of crust, filling and pecans. Thank you for the excellent recipe.

  76. Can I say Thank you for the most excellent print page program I have ever used on a recipe site? Thank you for making my morning easier! lol! Great recipe..of course I HAD to add mini chocolate chips to the mix..:)
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  77. Made these for today, and as usual your recipe doesn't disappoint. I am diabetic, and have a crazy bad sweet tooth, and pecan pie is my absolute to die for favorite. I can eat a couple of these and not feel guilty at all, and it satisfies, completely. Thanks again. 🙂

  78. What a mess!!!! They all sorta relaxed enough that the liquid ran out! Next time I will use a muffin tin!

  79. I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier but next time I think I will put these in a muffin tin to bake. All my phyllo shells expanded, some even leaked out the filling. But otherwise they were a hit, just not real pretty.

  80. These look delicious and so easy to make! I gave it a trial run last weekend and they tasted delicious! Very addicting in fact.:) Will be making them as well for Thanksgiving to share with others.
    Thank you for your delicious recipes!

  81. Just made two batches to take to Mom's today at lunch time…hope they make it until then! Yummmmm! Fattening pecan pie is in the oven for others. I will defiently be using this recipe again. I did not have a soggy bottom sorry to above cannot help…did have a few spill over but not too bad. I think I might sprinkle in pecans first next time and then fill with filler.

  82. I made these tonight and the bottoms got soggy and spilled out…. anyone else have that problem? Did I do something wrong?!?
    please help, they are really good and I want to bring to T-day to in-laws!

  83. Just made these to take to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. They are delicious, of course I had to test them out before I served them.
    Hope they are just as wonderful tomorrow.

  84. I just made these and they are delicious and look like the picture. A few leaked, but the family was happy because they became the testers. Thanks Gina.

  85. Yum! Just got done making these for tomorrow. They are awesome – this coming from someone who has never had Pecan Pie. Skinnytaste, once again you have a winner!!!

  86. Can you make these a day ahead and freeze them? Would you cook them first. I wanted to bring them to my parents house.

  87. Just finished making these! They smell delicious! I'm so happy you found a healthier way to make my husband's favorite Thanksgiving dessert! Thank you! And have a Happy Thanksgiving Gina!

  88. Gina,

    We (myself and my 5 and 2 year old) just tested these out- they are FANTASTIC! Your recipes are always wonderful! My 2 year old managed to get a hold on the salt shaker while he was ''helping" me cook and gave a light salt sprinkle to the shells – I was mildly irritated with him, but those were actually the best ones! 🙂 I can't wait to make these for other people!

  89. Gina,

    We (myself and my 5 and 2 year old) just tested these out- they are FANTASTIC! Your recipes are always wonderful! My 2 year old managed to get a hold on the salt shaker while he was ''helping" me cook and gave a light salt sprinkle to the shells – I was mildly irritated with him, but those were actually the best ones! 🙂 I can't wait to make these for other people!

  90. Make these tonight and they are wonderful!!! Takes care of my sweet tooth in the perfect portion size. Thank you for the recipe!!

  91. Hi, to those who've made these and didn't eat them straight away, lol – how did you store them? In the fridge or at room temp?

    Thanks!

  92. I quadrupled the recipe and made for church coffee hour this past sunday. They were a huge hit! Love the phyllo cup idea!!

  93. I made these for an office holiday party and they were fabulous! Lots of recipe requests from co-workers! Thank you!

  94. I just wanted to thank people for the instructions on the sheets. We have a Jay C and Walmart here and NEITHER sale them. I checked and asked workers. The next closest store is an hour away and since these are all I need.. I don't want to waste the gas driving there… but I did find the sheets and I am going to try it that way. Thanks! 🙂

  95. These are fine if you make them the night before. I made them yesterday and today they are just as wonderful.

  96. I just made a batch to give to friends for Thanksgiving. Tomorrow I will be going to the store to get more shells for two more batches! These are wonderful for anyone who likes pecan pie but not the caloric price tag!

  97. Wow! It's like you read my mind. I'm so excited to try this recipe. I'm in charge of dessert for our family Thanksgiving and I was depressed knowing I would have to cook a pecan pie and not be able to eat it. (I'm determined to stay on my diet during the holidays!) Now I want have to feel deprived. Thank you, thank you, thank you! -kc

    • If you think of it as a 'diet' you're more likely to cheat or go off of it. The way you're eating now, you should plan to eat for the rest of your life so you stay healthy.

  98. I have never commented before, but I must say I made these for the first time tonight as a pick me up surprise for my boyfriend's not so good day at work AND WE LOVE THEM! Reminded me of eating a friend's pecan tarts but for WAY less calories! This is a must try for anyone thinking of making this recipe!!!!

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  99. Can these be made the day before?

  100. These look awesome! How portable are they? Do they break easily? Do the get soggy after a while?

    • They hold together well. I made them the night before then brought half the batch to work so I wouldn't eat them all. They keep overnight and they don't get soggy. I did bake the shells fro 4 minutes before filling them though, so that might have added some fortitude.

    • I didn't bake my shells before and mine weren't soggy the next day.

  101. Will be making these Thanksgiving morning before heading out of town. Thanks for a great recipe

  102. I made these over the weekend for a thanksgiving potluck and they were fantastic. Super fast and easy to make. I doubled the recipe and they were all eaten quickly with rave reviews. My only issue is that I wanted to eat all of them.

  103. I plan on making these for Thanksgiving. Did you use salted or unsalted butter? Does it matter?

  104. Looks really delicious. ^_^

  105. Just like all other Skinnytaste recipes I've tried, this was AMAZING! It will totally fill the void left by the lack of pecan pie if you are trying to abstain and save yourself the calories!

    The only recommendation I have is to LINE YOUR BAKING SHEET (with wax paper or whatever)! Inevitably, some of the tasty filling will leak out and it will cause it's neighboring shells to stick and they will be tricky to get off. HOWEVER, similar to the "broken cookie" problem around x-mas time, the broken ones are a WELCOME treat to the baker 🙂

  106. Just made these and they are wonderful!!

  107. I too am wondering if they'll keep if I make them Wednesday. I'm concerned as I don't know that phyllo would hold up overnight and last-minute oven time is at a premium on Thanksgiving day, but I just HAVE to try these!

  108. I'm going to my parents' house for thanksgiving, but would love to make these. For those that have made them, did they keep until the next day? My thought was to maybe premix the filling and bring that with the shells to their house and just bake them after dinner since its such a short cooking time.

  109. I can't wait to make this recipe! I am actually going to make 15 of these and try, with the second box I bought, to make a baklava version with the same ingredients but possibly add cinnamon and clove? hmmm, need to check traditional baklava recipe. Love both so we shall see how they turn out.

  110. I just made these exactly as the recipe called for. The are DELICIOUS! We are not huge pecan pie fans here but me and my husband LOVE them! I actually like them much better than regular pecan pie. Might be the honey! Mine leaked onto the baking sheet and we both LOVE the leaky pie filling baked onto my pan, LOL. I might experiment with pumpkin pie filling. I am definitely going to make a double batch for any pot lucks or gatherings we are invited to this holiday season! Thank you so much Gina!

  111. Those phyllo pecan tarts look so good! They would be perfect holiday party food!

  112. I just made these. Can anyone tell me why the phyllo shells sort of opened and flattened?

  113. All those reviews and only THREE people actually made them? What makes people respond to a recipe saying, 'I can't wait to make these' ? Just make them and THEN review it.

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  116. These look adorable. What a great option for pecan pie lovers!

  117. I am making these for sure! YUM!

  118. I love making these! I thought it would be a less calorie option too, but ended up eating half of them 🙁 My intentions were good!!

  119. Yep, I too tried these out tonight. Came together super quickly and are very tasty! I couldn't find Athens brand tart shells at my grocery store so I used the store brand. I'm not sure if it was the difference in brand, but I think next time I might try these in a more quiche/tart type crust, rather than the flaky phyllo shells. The filling is absolutely great though 🙂 The challenge is not devouring the whole batch!

  120. Just made these tonight, and they are wonderful!!!

  121. Gina,
    I tried these tonight. They were wonderful and so easy to whip up. My kids just loved them. I've tried so many of your recipes and they have all been great. It's so refreshing to make tasty food that are healthy.
    Thank You!
    Linda

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  123. I love these! They are perfect for that little taste that you need – and to avoid eating more than you need 🙂

  124. These are so cute! Too perfect that they're miniature.. you don't feel as bad for popping a couple!

  125. Mmmmm..I just made these. So irresistible and tasty! Maybe I eat 1 too many, but I think that was still a lot less calories than the real pecan pie.

  126. These look great! I'm going to make them with my mom this weekend! I was wondering when you were going to post a lightened-up pecan pie recipe! Cooking Light actually has a light pecan pie recipe with oatmeal. It's delicious. You should check it out.

  127. These look so good. I have them in the oven baking as I'm texting.

  128. I want to make these for Thanksgiving but I'll working all day. I was thinking of making them the day before so they'll be ready for the Thanksgiving night. Will they still taste good?

  129. Ahhhhhh!!!! THANK YOU! you are so awesome!

  130. Just pinned to my new Holiday Entertaining board. YUMMY, Gina!

  131. I make something similar for the holidays every year for my friend's fraternity, but I add a couple of semi-sweet chocolate chips on top! Anyone who had a nut allergy got fresh fruit topped with powdered sugar. Perfect for the holidays! Keep it up, Gina, I check your blog every day, follow you on twitter and tell all my friends and family about your site! Super inspiring and SUPER delicious, everytime!

  132. I love pecan pie but feel so guilty eating it! In addition to the pecan pie I'm taking on Thanksgiving, I'm going to get the phyllo shells and make these mini-tarts too. I can't wait to try them – so cute! I'm sure I won't be the only one appreciating a healthy alternative on Thanksgiving.

  133. Making these today as my husband recently requested pecan pie and I happen to have the mini shells in my freezer! 🙂 Thanks!

  134. Hmmm…wonder if they'd freeze ok. I'm the only one that eats pecan pie and I LOVE it, but can't make a whole pie since no one else will eat it. This could be perfect especially if it can freeze and I have have them all to myself…

  135. YUM! This is definately going on my Thanksgiving dessert buffet! I made a similar phyllo tart for a birthday party last weekend and it was a hit – can't wait to try this. Thanks!

  136. Do you need to spray the baking sheet?

  137. Gina,

    Last year I am proud to say that I had a "Skinny" Thanksgiving. My family loved it, and I loved the fact that it was good for us! This year we will not have my Great Granny with us to make her Pecan Pie. But this will be an excellent substitute!

    Thanks so much for all you do!

  138. Looks delicious!! I never make pecan pie because I'm not a fan, but my poor husband loves it. He'll be thrilled if he actually gets some pecan pie for once 🙂

  139. Gina, these look wonderful. I can't wait to make them next week. My 76 year old dad loves Pecan Pie, but the regular version is a little too rich. These look perfect to just pop in and enjoy!

  140. this is probably a DUHHHHumb question..are they a wheat product? serious gluten issue's I just learned…oyyyy. LOVE your recipes Gina…you are WONDERFUL! I spread it all over my WW group to a VERY receptive & grateful group! Thanks mucho!!

    • I'm sorry, yes they are wheat. You could experiment with gluten free pie crust and make mini pies. Gluten-free Goddess has a great recipe.

  141. This looks so delicious…definitely making it for Thanksgiving!

  142. These are so tiny and cute! And perfect for Thanksgiving!

  143. Just made these and your low fat chocolate cupcakes for a bring-in at work tomorrow and they are AWESOME! Thanks for the recipes!

  144. Nevermind! Just saw it 🙂

  145. Do you add the pecans on before or after baking?

  146. Oh these are adorable!

  147. This is probably a VERY stupid question but do you thaw the philo cups before filling them with the pecan filling?

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  149. Do you think your pumpkin cheesecake would work in the cups. I want to make both..

  150. My husband loves pecan pie, I can't wait to surprise him with this for Thanksgiving! Thanks, Gina! Glad to hear your power's up and running. 🙂

  151. Thank you for the recipes that you share with us. These recipes have helped me stay on my plan.

  152. I made something similar last year that was a pumpkin pecan tart (dollop of pumpkin pie like filling in the bottom with pecan filling on top) in the phyllo shells but I did find that the shells got soggy very quickly and didn't have the crispness I wanted in the crust. Mine was definitely not a make ahead thing. Best eaten shortly after they had finished baking.

  153. I am SO excited about this recipe!! I'll give it a test run this weekend. I seriously love pecan pie and I've been trying so hard to figure out how I can enjoy it this year. Thank you thank you THANK YOU!

  154. Where can you buy the cups? Any ol' store?

  155. Anyone know if these can be made ahead a day or so? Will they hold and how should they be stored? I'm mostly just concerned the shells will get stale or soggy. Thanks for any info!

    These look delicious and I'm hoping I can add them to my Thanksgiving menu – but there's no way I have the oven space to bake them on Turkey Day!

    • I shared them so had none left the next day to know for sure.

    • They don't get soggy. I made them Friday for a party and had leftovers for another party on Sunday. I made my husband try one just in case before packing them up, he said they were still delicious. Then I till had a few left over and my MIL had on one on Tuesday- Still good!

  156. So much easier to buy the cups 🙂

    • It would be a lot easier to buy the cups – but we are unable to buy them here (rural Nova Scotia) So the info about using sheets is definitely helpful. Tks all.

    • Anonymous – I have found them in walmarts, superstore, sobeys, even save easy and no frills many spots in NS! Keep looking, you"ll find them! (And never go back! They are amazing!)

  157. I think you could make these with the sheets.
    Lay out your phyllo dough and brush the 1st layer lightly with melted butter.
    Just grab a mini muffin tin and cut squares of phyllo to fit. 2.5" to 3" squares should be about the right size. You will need 3 or 4 layers of phyllo per individual "cup". Just layer the squares in the cups and pre-bake for 10 minutes or so. Fill and bake the rest of the way according to recipe.

    • Thanks for this – I have some phyllo sheets in my freezer which I bought on accident for a chicken pot pie recipe (disaster) and I think I will try to use them for this recipe! Glad to know they won't go to waste!

  158. Very random question. Can you use the sheets of phyllo dough instead of the little shells? I mean, obviously you CAN but how? I have 3 boxes in my freezer from forever ago and holy mother, I have got to get rid of those things. I was actually going to do mini pecan pies anyway and never thought about using the sheets.

    • I have done it before, but it's a pain. First you must cut down the sheets to just slightly larger than your mini muffin tins and then spray cooking sprays between each layer (I would use at least three). Bake crusts for 7-8 minutes, then remove and let cool before filling and then bake on baking sheet as per directions. One thing I learned about this recipe is not to overfill the cups. They lose their shape and the filling burns when it hits the pan. Overall, though, this has been a holiday hit with my family and nobody misses the pecan pie!

    • Dear Shoe:
      I just thought of some things you can do with those extra phyllo sheets – I have used 5-6 as a substitute for pie crust when making quiche. Spray cooking spray between layers and trim ends that overhang the pie. Also works for a crust for a chicken pot pie or for a brie en croute. Place 5-6 sheets down, spread a little raspberry jam, chopped nuts, dried cranberries in the center and place a small wheel of brie on top. Wrap the brie with the pastry and then place seam side down on baking sheet and bake until crispy and brown – yum!

    • Bless you lostnut for going the extra mile to help another blogger!

      Sarah

  159. Those are picture perfect!! I love that you can still get the taste/feel of indulging in pecan pie without all the calories/guilt!

  160. These look delicious! I've only worked with phyllo dough once before. I need to give it another try!

  161. Where can you find these phyllo shells? Are they frozen? Refrigerated? These look yummy!

  162. Do you think you could freeze these and then reheat before serving?

  163. Before I saw this recipe I was trying to justify having the old fashion pecan pie but now I have a great sub. Thanks so much! I am definitely going to make these for Thanksgiving.

  164. I love these! I'm from NC and my family loves Pecan Pie, so this is a great way to serve that without all of the calories! Definitely plan on adding this to my Thanksgiving menu. 🙂

  165. OMG, these look incredible! Pecan pie is a favorite of mine, so I will definitely have to try this.

  166. Thanks for the recipe! I'm going try these for Thanksgiving.

  167. These look yummy! Can you confirm it is 4 teaspoons of brown sugar – it doesn't seem like there would be enough filling to fill 15 shells. Thanks and have a wonderful holiday!

  168. Could you use wonton wrappers instead of mini shells? Or would the flavor/texture be off?

  169. Could you do this for other types of pie? My family doesn't make pecan pie, but I love this idea!

  170. Thank you for these. I'm in charge of the Pecan Pies this year at my in-laws house and I think these will be great for little finger desserts! My father's tradition recipes takes hours to make and so this will be a great change. I will still have to make the originals for all the people who don't really like change. 🙂 Thank you again.

  171. Mmm…these look so good! On another note, I'm thrilled to hear that you have power back!

  172. These look so awesome! Little bite sized bits of heaven 🙂

  173. I love those phyllo shells – so versatile! This look delicious =) I made one of your desserts last year at Thanksgiving and it was a big hit!