Colleen's Butter Tarts

I received this recipe from a friend many years ago. It has a custard-type filling that is not runny. These butter tarts are not overly sweet.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 3-inch tarts


  • 1 (15 ounce) package pie crust pastry

  • 1 cup corn syrup

  • cup brown sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • cup melted butter

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ cup chopped pecans, or as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Roll prepared pie crust pastry out on a lightly floured surface; cut into circles using a biscuit cutter. Press pastry circles into 12 individual size tart tins.

  3. Beat corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs, melted butter, and salt together in a mixing bowl until frothy, about 2 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle about 2 teaspoons pecans into bottom of each tart shell; pour in egg mixture to fill shells 3/4 full.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is bubbly and pastry is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Allow tarts to cool for 10 minutes; remove from tart tins.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute maple syrup for corn syrup. You can also use walnuts or raisins in place of pecans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
21g Fat
45g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.