• 40 Ratings

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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Scott Little

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
25 mins at 325°
Servings:
24
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

120 calories; total fat 8g; saturated fat 4g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 25mg; sodium 62mg; potassium 49mg; carbohydrates 11g; fiber 0g; sugar 6g; protein 1g; vitamin a 0RE; vitamin a 243IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 4mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 10mg; iron 1mg.
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Reviews

40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: Unrated
12/20/2016
I've been making this same recipe for more than 40 years.   It is a Christmas tradition, but delicious anytime you want to make it.   One of my favorites!
Rating: Unrated
12/11/2013
I've been making these tassies since my first BH&G cookbook MANY years ago. They're always a favorite. Yum! Suzie Oneonta, AL
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