Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Since we posted our Thanksgiving blog about making the pecan tarts, several of you have asked that we share the recipe. So today we got Mom "up and at it".

Butter Pecan Tarts
Makes eight 3 3/4 inch tartlets or one 10 inch tart.

For the crust:
12 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups of all-purpose flour

Melt butter for the crust in a saucepan over medium high heat.
Off heat, stir in sugar and vanilla until sugar is dissolved.
Then blend in flour.

Divide flour mixture into 8 equal portions (if making tartlets)
and press into pans. Freeze crust for 15 minutes.
And then bake in a 325 degree overn for 25 - 30 minutes.

For the filling:
Saute 2 cups of pecan pieces in 1 tablespoon of butter
over medium high heat for 3 - 5 minutes.
Stir constantly to prevent scorching.

Bring to a boil:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon salt

Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.

Off heat add:
2 Tablespoons bourbon (or rum)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sauteed pecans

Spoon filling into crust;
Bake at 325 for 10-15 minutes.

When tarts are cool enough to handle,
remove them from the pan.

If you have any questions, just email Mom -
rocky creek scotties at yahoo dot com

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

thanks guys! they look delectable!!!

Smushie Ranch said...

Yummers! Cept mom says she can feel her butt growing just lookin at those goodies.

Thanks for sharing!

Stella & Gunther

TwoSpecialWires said...

Yum! We were too shy to ask! THANK YOU for posting this. Gramma is going to be THRILLED!

Sending love and feeling a bit plumper,
Fergi and Jake ooxx

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Uh Oh....Mama is drooling, I suppose I must paw the print button now...


Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

we're drooling....mommy is is drooling!!!
Thanks thanks thanks for that delicious recipe dear friends!!!
Sure your mommy is a great cook!!!!
You're soooooooooo lucky!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks

Inky and Molly said...

Pinkie likes the idea of pecan tarts and coffee. She'll have to have a go at making a gluten free version, maybe we'll get to try some without the nuts...

Molly the Airedale said...

OMG, mom is drooling all over the keyboard! Thank you for the recipe, guys!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh, they look so good. Mom says she is going to try them and will copy the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Ms. ~K said...

Yummers...I might as spread them on my thighs, cause that's where they'll end up! chuckle
Thanks for sharing,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Do woo deliver to Pawsylvania?

PeeEssWoo: Tank woo fur sharing the recipe!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh YUmmmm-Mmmy
Benny & Lily

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Our recipes are almost the same. I use to make them very year but don't any more. I am to fat without them. Think how fat I would be if I made them every Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!! I use to! No more...
LOve the babies, Fern

Dexter said...

We'll just look at the photos. Wouldn't want momma hurting herself by using the kitchen to do anything more complex than boil water and turn on the microwave.


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