Pecan Tassies Recipe
Pecan Tassies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Pecan Tassies Recipe

Read Reviews
4 4 4
Publisher Photo
These tarts are very good for parties and special occasions. You'll probably want to double the recipe, because they'll disappear in a hurry!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
Contest Winning Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 242 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in flour. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; press evenly onto bottom and up the sides of greased mini-muffin cups.
  3. For filling, in a small bowl, mix egg, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and salt until blended. Stir in 1/3 cup pecans; spoon into pastries. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden and filling is puffed. Cool in pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
    Freeze option: Freeze option: Freeze cooled cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw in covered containers.
    Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Tassies in Country December/January 1991, p47

Reviews for Pecan Tassies

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"I sprayed the pan as directed and they popped right out. I agree with scoop08, these aren't extra sweet, which is a good change after all the super sweet holiday goodies. I too didn't use all the filling, it didn't all fit. The size is perfect for popping the whole treat in you mouth at once. I'll make these again."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"I followed the recipe exactly when I made these and was so disheartened when they wouldn't come out of the pans. I made a big mess trying to pry each one out and had to throw the whole thing away. And I used a non-stick pan! Anyone who wants to make these, I would say DEFINITELY spray the pan first! I wasted a lot of time and $ especially on the pecans."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"Made 2 batches following directions to the letter the first time. Changes I made: definitely spray pan!, bake about 15-16 minutes,only used 1/3 c. pecans in filling (did not use remainder). Not a sweet dessert but that is sometimes a good thing!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"These turned out great! Everyone loved them...the only thing I would change is the baking time. 20 minutes seemed a little too long. Next time I make them I'm going to take them out at 15 minutes."

Loading Image