Pumpkin Pecan Tassies Recipe
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Pumpkin Pecan Tassies Recipe

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Field editor Pat Habiger of Spearville, Kansas suggests, "These delicious mini tarts are lovely for Christmas or to serve at a tea. They're worth the extra time it takes to make them."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 4 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon butter, melted, divided
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 244 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and cream cheese. Beat in flour. Shape into 24 balls. With floured fingers, press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups.
  2. Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, pumpkin, 4 teaspoons butter, egg yolk, cream, extracts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon into warm cups. Combine the pecans and remaining brown sugar and butter; sprinkle over filling.
  4. Bake 23-27 minutes longer or until set and edges are golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Pumpkin Pecan Tassies in Taste of Home December/January 2003 , p10

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KitchenWren User ID: 1133729 205268
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"Loved these! They aren't too time consuming if you have a tart shaper, and the results sare well worth it!"

parksville User ID: 1598935 83023
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"This recipe is quite time consuming and we didn't particularly care for the taste of these mini tarts."

islandladypr User ID: 4509690 41653
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"Just made these and they turned out great....Were very good...Everyone loved them...."

marunde User ID: 1029786 205267
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"i absolutley love this recipe and everyone at my church loves it too"

julie65c User ID: 3360300 60656
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2009

"These are sooo yummy! My family loves them, a definite must have for Thanksgiving and Christmas!"

mrs_h User ID: 3544768 65982
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"I just made 10 kinds of cookies for Christmas (9 of them Taste of Home recipes), my neighbor just specifically asked for this recipe! Need I say more..."

Martha 13 User ID: 3727353 54173
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2008

"I just made these for x mas & I used the small muffin tin papers & they came out great. Instead of using my finger to make the indentation I took the top off of my salt shaker & used that it worked great."

Sharon_KY User ID: 983260 132605
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2007

"I made these last year, Same recipe.

They really are good, But I couldn't get them out of the pan,
I greased the muffin cups extra well, and they still stuck to the pan.
So if you make them, make sure and be prepared if they do stick."

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