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Maple Pecan Butter Tarts – Canadian Classic!

Maple Pecan Butter Tarts one of the most well known and popular Canadian desserts. Not only are they so simple to make, they are incredibly delicious!

maple pecan butter tarts on a metal plate

Maple Pecan Butter Tarts Recipe

Maple Pecan Butter Tarts are one of my favorite Canadian classic recipes! Rich buttery tart shells filed with a decadent maple syrup and pecan filling! If you have never had a butter tart they are a must try.

This recipe is corn syrup free and uses maple syrup, butter, brown sugar and egg as the filling. For a nut free version swap out the pecans for raisins or chocolate chips!

What is in Maple Pecan Butter Tarts?

ingredients to make maple pecan butter tarts
  • Using store bought tart shells makes this a quick recipe, but homemade can also be used. The filling of these tarts is corn syrup free and uses maple syrup, butter and eggs instead. When baked the filling is gooey on the inside and crispy on the top! The combination of maple and pecans is simply divine. However, for a nut free version swap the pecans for raisins or chocolate .

How to Make Maple Pecan Butter Tarts

Full Printable Recipe at Bottom of Page

steps to make maple pecan butter tarts

Check out my short video tutorial here

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2 In a medium sized bowl mix together the melted butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, beaten eggs until evenly combined. Stir in the pecans until evenly combined.

3 Arrange the tart shells on a baking sheet and fill with the filling (approximately ¾ of the way full).

maple pecan butter tarts on a metal plate

4 Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the pastry edges are a golden brown. Remove from oven. Keep the tarts on the baking sheet for 5 minutes to set before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

Cool completely before serving. Enjoy!

maple pecan butter tarts on a metal plate

Looking for More Easy Dessert Recipes?

  • Tiramisu – Easy No Bake Dessert! – classic Italian dessert, coffee soaked cookies layered with an irresistible creamy filling
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  • Sponge Toffee (Honeycomb) light airy sweet treat that is actually very easy to make at home. Dip in chocolate for an even more decadent treat

Enjoy!

– Sab

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maple pecan butter tarts on a metal plate
maple pecan butter tarts on a metal plate

Maple Pecan Butter Tarts

Maple Pecan Butter Tarts are one of my favorite Canadian classic recipes! Rich buttery tart shells filed with a decadent maple syrup and pecan filling! If you have never had a butter tart they are a must try. This recipe is corn syrup free and uses maple syrup, butter, brown sugar and egg as the filling. For a nut free version swap out the pecans for raisins!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 24 Tarts
Calories 186 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 24 tart shells, store bought, raw
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 5 tbps maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup pecan halves, cut in half

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium sized bowl mix together the melted butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, beaten eggs until evenly combined. Stir in the pecans until evenly combined.
  • Arrange the tart shells on a baking sheet and fill with the filling (approximately ¾ of the way full).
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the pastry edges are a golden brown. Remove from oven. Keep the tarts on the baking sheet for 5 minutes to set before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
  • Cool completely before serving. Enjoy!

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NUTRITION

Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 101IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 2mg
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Barbara Blais

Thursday 17th of March 2022

What size are the tart shells?

fedbysab

Monday 21st of March 2022

I use mini tart shells.

Antony

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

These are my favourite! Great simple recipe :-)

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Francesca

Sunday 27th of June 2021

Thank you, my mom love the butter tarts I will be making these for her!!!