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Pecan Tarts - Recipe!

Posted Nov 26 2012 10:16pm
   Hi Friends!

   I made this recipe over the weekend and absolutely loved it!  Plus everyone who tried it loved it, too.  Pecan Tarts are amazing, but definitely full of fat and calories.  I was thrilled when I found this recipe on SparkPeople.com and was even more thrilled when I only needed to tweak it a bit. 

Here's how I made it:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Layer the Phyllo dough and brush a bit of coconut oil between each sheet.
Cut out circles using a round cookie cutter (if using mini cupcake pans) or the bottom of a bowl. Place each piece of dough into the greased well of the cupcake pan. Add the filling into each piece of dough and bake in the oven for 23-25 minutes. Allow to cool before removing them from the muffin tin. Enjoy!
Pecan Tarts (adapted from a Spark Recipe )Makes 12 OR 24 Tarts depending on the pan that you use
Ingredient: 
8 sheets phyllo dough, thawed 
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
+ 1.5 tbsp for greasing the pan and extra for the phyllo dough
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 
1/2 cup pure maple syrup 
2/3 cups old fashioned oats 
1 cup pecans, chopped 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
pinch salt 
2 Flax eggs (2 tbsp flax mixed with 6 tbsp water)


Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease two mini muffin pans (or 1 regular sized muffin pan) with a bit of coconut oil.
  2. Place one sheet of the phyllo dough on a cutting board. Brush lightly with remaining 1 tbsp of coconut oil.  Repeat with 3 more layers, brushing the coconut oil between each layer. Cut the dough into circles using a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter or using the bottom of a bowl and a knife.
  3. Place one piece of dough into each well of the muffin pans.   Repeat with the remaining 4 sheets of dough.
  4. Combine all the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl. Spoon a large tablespoon of the batter into each prepared dough shell. Bake for 23-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool at room temperature.  Refrigerate after cooled if serving the next day.
   Promise me that you will make this recipe for your upcoming Holiday party?!  You will not be disappointed and everyone will love you.  It is so unexpectedly (yet so obviously) delicious!

   And speaking of the holidays, I put my Christmas tree up on Sunday and guess who helped me with the decorations?
You'd think it was her first tree!
Patchie - so curious about what is occupying her couch!
The finished product!

Love,
Ves xx
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