With all of the taste of pecan pie in bite-size form, these Pecan Tarts will be your new go-to holiday party sweet.

Mini Pecan Tarts on cooling rack with small bowl of pecans and Kerrygold Butter block on white background.

Welcome to party season!

We always host a cocktail party to kick off the holiday season, and it’s one of my favorite nights of the year. I get to catch up with friends and family I haven’t seen in a long time and the night is always filled with good food and lots of laughs.

But with so many things on my party prep to-do list, I’m always tempted to buy dessert for the buffet table. One less thing to do, right?

Thank goodness I make these irresistible mini Pecan Tarts instead.

Be warned; these little Pecan Tarts are addicting, and since they are bite-size you can pop them like potato chips. Each bite is filled with rich caramel, crunchy pecans and flaky pastry. And a double dose of our favorite Kerrygold butter in both the pastry and the filling only adds to their decadent flavor.

Tip: These Pecan Tarts can be made ahead of time and are freezer-friendly. Plus these little dessert bites travel well which make them perfect for holiday entertaining.

Start your holiday baking early this year with a batch of these Pecan Tarts.  One more thing crossed off my to-do list weeks ahead of time!

Bite sized pecan tarts on slate board with small glass bowl of pecans and pecans in foreground.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kerrygold. We only share products with you that we personally use and love. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Garnish with Lemon possible.

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Yield: 48 Tarts

Pecan Tarts

Pecan Tarts

Ingredients

  • Pastry:
  • 1 cup softened Kerrygold
  • Salted Butter
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • Filling:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted Kerrygold
  • Salted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

To make pastry:

Cream butter and cream cheese. Add flour and mix well. Form into a ball and chill dough for 1 hour. Cut ball into 4 equal pieces and then cut each piece into 12 equal parts. Roll each part into ball and use your thumb to press into mini muffin pan. Bake pastry for 5 minutes before filling to prevent crusts from getting soggy.

While the crusts are baking, prepare the filling.

To make the filling:

Put eggs, sugar, melted butter, salt, vanilla and pecans in a bowl and mix well. Fill each pastry with 1-2 teaspoons of filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool tarts completely in pan and use a spoon for each removal.

With all of the taste of pecan pie in bite size form, these Pecan Tarts will be your new go-to holiday party sweets. #holidays #pecans #pecanpie #partyfood