Pecan Tassies

Pecan Tassies - Mini Pecan Pies
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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 48 Servings
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These pecan tassies are always a hit! You'll find them at most holiday get-togethers and parties. They're like little pecan pies made with a cream cheese pastry and pecan filling.

Feel free to add a few raisins to the tassie shells along with pecans if you'd like. The recipe makes a big batch of 48, so it's perfect for a party. It's easily halved for a smaller batch.

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What You'll Need

  • Pastry:
  • 1 cup butter or margarine (softened)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, (softened)
  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose, sift before measuring)
  • Filling:
  • 1 2/3 cups light brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease mini muffin tins or spray with baking spray.
  3. Combine softened butter and cream cheese with a fork until smooth. Add flour, about 1/4 at a time; work into a smooth dough. Chill dough.
  4. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls; press into the prepared muffin pans to make shells.
  5. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar with the beaten egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir to blend thoroughly.
  1. Sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of chopped nuts in each pastry shell; add filling to the top and then sprinkle with a few more pecan pieces.
  2. Bake the pecan tassies for about 25 minutes, or until set. Store in tightly covered containers, between wax paper layers.

Makes 4 dozen.