If you still haven’t decided on a dessert to make for Turkey Day tomorrow, and/or you are crunched for time over the next 24 hours, I am here to save the day with a recipe I stole this weekend from Skinnytaste.  These mini pecan pie phyllo tarts only took me 10 minutes to prep and 10-15 minutes to bake when I made them on Sunday for Friendsgiving.  They are super easy, they have WAY fewer calories than a full slice of pecan pie (68 cals each), but they still give you that sweet taste you crave in a dessert.  Enjoy!

Mini Pecan Pie Phyllo Tarts

Makes 15 mini tarts


  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 15 Mini Phyllo Shells (Athens)



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except pecans in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. Once mixed, stir in chopped pecans.
  4. Arrange mini shells on a baking sheet, then fill each one with a heaping teaspoon of pecan mixture.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, and let cool before serving.

Athens Foods has a similar recipe up on their website that you could use too!

Anyone cooking or baking for Thanksgiving this year?  What are you making?

Last year I baked these turkey cupcakes (decorated like turkeys, not cupcakes made from turkey meat – gross!), and this year I am planning to bake mini maple cupcakes to bring with me to Tim’s aunt’s house.

I may catch you guys later, but if not… I hope to see you in my “Turkey Time & Tone” class tomorrow morning at 9am!  Come get fit before your feast!

…I am a loser.