Gluten Free Pecan Tarts

I absolutely LOVE Pecan Tarts! While a bit more labour intensive, this is a relatively easy dessert recipe. These tarts are wonderful for parties, look lovely in a mixed dessert platter, and are always a popular treat! While one could easily substitute traditional tart dough I made these Gluten Free for my fellow Celiacs!

Gluten Free Pecan Tarts

I LOVE Pecans and this tasty tart is an all time favourite in my family! I love to use these for small catering functions as part of a dessert platter and once cooled these freeze really well.
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
refrigeration time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 16 Tarts
Calories 872 kcal


  • Stand Mixer
  • 1 medium mixing bowl
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • 3 Silicone Muffin Pans, 6-cup
  • 2 Cookie Sheet
  • Spatula


Pecan Filling

  • 1 Cup Salted Butter
  • 3 Cups Chopped Pecans
  • 9 Large Eggs
  • 3 Cups Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 3 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Tart Shells (Use 1/4 C of dough per each Tart)

  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1.5 Cups Rice Flour
  • 1 Cup Sorghum Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 Egg


Pecan Filling

  • Melt butter and set aside to cool
  • Chop Pecans
  • Crack all eggs into a small metal bowl and whisk.
  • Mix all pecan filling ingredients together until well blended.

Tart Shell Crust

  • Combine all ingredients in a Mixing Bowl and mix until dough forms.
  • Use 1/4 Cup of dough for each tart shell.
  • Butter and lightly flour (GF Flour) silcone muffin pan. Press 1/4 dough into each section and up sides, not quite half way up. Prick base with end of a fork.

Final Steps

  • Cook Tart Shells for 5 minutes in pre-heated 375 degree oven
  • Remove from oven.
  • While still warm divide pecans equally between 16 tart shells
  • Divide filling equally as well. Easiest to pour filling from a 1/4 measuring cup.
  • Once all tarts are filled return to 375 Degree oven and bake for 30 minutes or until light brown and filling is firm.
  • Unless you're using a convection oven, rotate and switch cookie sheets in the oven halfway through bake so bottom crust doesn't become too brown.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours until set. Enjoy!
Keyword Gluten Free Pecan Tarts, vegetarian desserts,

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