Canadian Pecan Sugar Tarts
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Canadian Pecan Sugar Tarts

  • Prep Time
    20 minutes
  • Cook Time
    1 hour30 minutes
  • Serves
  • Experience


  • 3 prepared pie pastry sheets, chilled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Lantic Old Fashioned Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) Rogers Golden Syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) 18% cream
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). On lightly floured work surface, unroll pastry. Using 3 1/2-inch (9 cm) cutter, cut out 12 rounds. Fit into 12 muffin cups; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Line cups with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or beans; bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove parchment paper and pie weights.
  2. In KitchenAid stand mixer, whisk together eggs, sugar, melted butter, golden syrup, maple syrup, cream and salt.
  3. Divide pecans and filling evenly among tart shells, filling shells two-thirds full.
  4. Reduce oven to 350°F (180°F). Bake tarts for 25 to 30 minutes or until filling is set and pastry is golden.
  5. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Using thin knife, release tarts from cups. Let cool completely on rack.


  • For classic butter tarts, replace pecans with raisins and walnuts.
  • If desired, make your own pastry from scratch, rolling out pastry to scant 1/4-inch (1 cm) thickness. Follow directions as above.