ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Miniature Date-Pecan Tarts

Yield 4 dozen tarts


  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup finely chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Combine cream cheese, butter, and flour; mix well. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; press into 48 miniature 1 3/4-inch muffin tins to form shells.

  2. Cream butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl; add egg yolks, beating well. Stir in dates, pecans, and vanilla.

  3. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into batter. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons batter into each prepared shell.

  4. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes. Remove from pans while warm. Cool on wire racks.

Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes