Recipe

Maple Pecan Butter Tarts

Serves 12 servings
  • Prep time: 25 minutes
  • Cook/Bake time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 65 minutes
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Dairy free


Gluten free


Soy free


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What You'll Need

For the Pastry

  • 2 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour (can sub equal parts GF flour blend)
  • 1 cup Culcherd Original Butter, cold
  • 6 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp Himalayan pink salt

For the Filling

  • ½ cup Culcherd Original Butter
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup pecan pieces, lightly toasted
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan pink salt

How To

For the Pastry

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir water and lemon together and add to dry ingredients. Mix until the dough just comes together.
  • Shape into 2 logs, wrap with plastic wrap and chill for an at least hour.

For the Filling

  • Melt butter and coconut palm sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring until the mixture is bubbling. Remove from the heat. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together water, ground flax, maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla and salt. Slowly pour into hot sugar mixture and continue to whisk until incorporated.

For Assembly

  • Cut each log of chilled pie dough into 6 pieces. Roll each piece out on a lightly floured surface to just under ¼ inch thick. Line each muffin tin with the pastry so that it comes about ½ an inch higher than the muffin tin. 
  • Sprinkle a few pecan pieces into the bottom of each tart shell. Ladle or pour the filling into each shell. 
  • Bake the tarts for 10 minutes at 400°F, then reduce the temperature to 375°F and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Or until the filling is bubbling and the edges have browned. 
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Recipe Author

CHEF LIZ GALLAGHER

As a classically trained chef, Liz knows a thing or two about delicious food. As the person who developed the first vegan baking course at George Brown College, she knows a thing or two about plant-based, natural food. And as a someone who lives with the autoimmune condition hashimoto’s thyroditis, she knows a thing or two about nutritious food. Liz is the reason that Culcherd’s products taste so good, while also being 100% natural and healthy. For her, Culcherd’s products allow her to show that good-for-you food can be delicious and environmentally sustainable.