They also happened to be one of the most popular treats at the party. And a definite crowd pleaser.
Mini Pecan Tarts
1/3 cup Cream Cheese, softened
scant 2/3 cup Butter, softened
1 1/4 cup Spelt Flour
Start by making your crust. Mix all ingredients until well combined and a soft dough. Roll into small individual balls, (about 3/4 to 1 inch large). Place balls in mini muffin pan. Use your index finger to gently press the center of the ball to form a cup. Press the edges up and around the sides of the muffin pan. Make the middle large enough to give room for adequate filling! Chill while you make the pecan filling.
In a large bowl, beat your egg. Add the coconut sugar and honey and beat until well combined. Add your melted butter and mix well. Add vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Preheat your oven to 350.
Remove crust from the fridge. Fill your tarts 1/3 full with some chopped pecans. Pour about a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of the filling over the pecans, so they are covered and tarts are about 3/4 the way full. Top the tarts with more pecans. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot, warm or cold!