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Pecan Tassies Recipe
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Pecan Tassies Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 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.

Directions

  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 and, if desired, top each with a cherry half.
    Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Tassies in Country December/January 1991, p47

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.

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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."

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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!"

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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."

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