Caramel Pecan Tarts

Do you like pecan pie? Try these minis that are a nutty caramel cousin to the big pie.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

Tarts

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup powdered sugar
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
egg, slightly beaten

Caramel Topping

12
vanilla caramels, unwrapped
1
tablespoon milk

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup butter and the powdered sugar. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Press each piece in bottom and up side of small muffin cup, 1 3/4x1 inch, ungreased or lined with foil or paper baking cups.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix remaining Tart ingredients. Spoon slightly less than 1 tablespoon mixture into each cup.
  • 3 Bake about 20 minutes or until filling is set and crust is light brown. Cool slightly; loosen from cups with tip of knife. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and milk over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Spoon topping onto cooled tarts.

Expert Tips

Place the filling in a resealable plastic bag. Snip the corner and squeeze filling evenly into cups.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tart
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.