Pecan tarts are my husbands favourite dessert, so in honour of Father’s Day coming up this weekend, my girls decided to bake him these delicious little tarts! They’re soft, gooey, and filled with caramel! These are something you really have to try even if you’re not a particular fan because they will change your view on pecan tarts! To add to all of this positivity and good news, they are also pretty easy to make, which is always a plus when it comes to baking!
There are two parts to this recipe: the dough for the crust and the actual filling.
To make the crust:
2 1/4 pastry flour
2 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup cold unsalted butter
6 tbsp cold water
1. Stir the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl or use an electric beater.
2. Cut the butter and add it to the bowl, at this point turn the speed of the beater to low until small pieces of butter are visible and the mixture takes on a pale yellow colour.
3. Stir the water into the dough until it all comes together.
4. Shape the dough into a disc, wrap it and chill for at least 2 hours.
5. Pull the chilled dough out of the fridge about 20 minutes before rolling it out.
6. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thick and use a round cookie cutter to cut the dough into circles.
7. Line each muffin tin with the dough.
Now it’s time for the goodness of the tart; the gooey and soft filling!
To make the filling:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup pecans, toasted
1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
2. Melt the butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, corn syrup, lemon juice, vanilla and salt together. Then slowly pour in the sugar mixture while whisking constantly.
4. Add the pecans and pour the mixture into your muffin tins.
5. Bake the tarts for 10 minutes at 400F, then turn it down to 375F for 10-15 minutes, until the mixture bubbles and the edges of the crust have browned.
When the tarts are out of the oven, cool them in the tin and then carefully twist them around to prevent sticking before transferring them onto a plate.
If your husband or dad is a lover of anything caramel and sweet, then you definitely have to make these for Father’s Day! We would love to see if you did make these pecan tarts, so tweet me @ourfamilytable with your homemade pecan tarts! Will you be making these yummy pecan tarts for your dad this Father’s Day?
Also, if you didn’t already know, my daughter and I have our very own YouTube channel where we post videos of all these recipes! So be sure to check those out and subscribe! Our channel name is OurFamilyTable, you can find it here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmVphurKh64Vvg_zqn0SFZw. So, here’s our latest video of these Pecan Tarts below!