Cranberry Pecan Tassies Recipe
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Cranberry Pecan Tassies Recipe

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A traditional pecan tassie is a small tart with nuts. This holiday version adds cranberries. How festive! —Peggy West, Georgetown, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed


  1. In a small bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in flour. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes or until firm enough to shape.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place in greased mini-muffin cups. Press evenly onto bottoms and up sides of cups.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg, brown sugar, melted butter and orange peel until blended. Stir in pecans. Spoon 1-1/2 teaspoons filling into each cup; top with cranberries.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is set. Cool in pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
    Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving.
    Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry PecanTassies in Simple & Delicious December/January 2014

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"Easy to make and very refreshing with the cranberry and bit of orange. took them to work and everyone loved them."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"These are really delicious. I made them ahead for give-away Christmas treats and froze them. It worked out really well. My husband loves them and everyone I shared them with did too. This is definitely a keeper/repeat recipe. Can't wait to make them again."

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