Pecan Tassies

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These bite-size pecan pies have adorned holiday platters for years. For a subtle change of pace, use chopped mixed nuts in place of the pecans.

Pecan Tassies
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
24

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 egg

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • cup coarsely chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. For pastry, in a mixing bowl beat the 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese until combined. Stir in the flour. Press a rounded teaspoon of pastry evenly into the bottom and up the sides of 24 ungreased 1 3/4-inch muffin cups.

  2. For pecan filling, in a bowl beat egg, brown sugar, and the 1 tablespoon melted butter until combined. Stir in pecans. Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon of filling into each pastry-lined muffin cup. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling is puffed. Cool slightly in pan. Carefully transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Makes 24 cookies.

Fudgy Brownie Tassies:

Prepare as above, except instead of pecan filling, in a small saucepan heat and stir 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces and 2 tablespoons butter or margarine over low heat until melted; remove from heat. Stir in 1/3 cup sugar, 1 beaten egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. If desired, place 1 hazelnut (filbert), almond, macadamia nut, or walnut piece in each pastry-lined muffin cup. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the chocolate mixture into each pastry-lined muffin cup. Bake in a 325 degrees F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling is puffed. Continue as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
8g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 49mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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