Grandmas Pecan tarts were always one of my favorite things about going to my grandparents house -- candy in a pie shell. When I went to college the boxes of tarts that arrived for me in the mail carried the warmth of grandmas kitchen to my dorm room.
1-1/4 cups blue label Karo syrup (It has to be dark Karo)
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 to 1 cup chopped pecans
1 pie shell (or substitute with 16 tart shells)
Pre-heat oven to 450°F. Mix ingredients together. Add nuts. Pour into pastry shells or piecrust. Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes, then turn heat to 350°F and continue to bake until a silver knife comes out clean when stuck into the middle of the pie.