Mini Pecan Crusts

Mini Pecan Crusts

Submitted by: American Pecan Council

Make your pie crusts more nutritious by adding pecans – and with just 3 ingredients, they come together in under 30 minutes! Use this recipe as the base for the Lemon Berry Tarts or other filling of your choice for a delectable dessert.


  • 2 cups pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a mini muffin tin with paper liners or spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Add pecans, butter, and sugar to a food processor. Blend until mixture comes together to form a coarse dough.
  3. Scoop about 2 teaspoons of the pecan mixture in each muffin tin. Use the back of a wooden spoon or your fingers to press mixture evenly along the bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes or until crusts are golden brown. Allow crusts to cool completely before removing them from pan.
  5. Fill crusts with favorite filling (see recipe notes) and enjoy. Makes 24 crusts.



  • Recipe for Lemon Berry Tarts can be found here
  • If using non-stick spray, pop the baked crusts in pan in the freezer for about 10 minutes. This will help them pop out of the pan easier.
  • Crusts can be delicate, so handle carefully.

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