Apricot Pecan Tassies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, softened, divided
- 6 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup diced dried apricots
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans
- In a small bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, beating until mixture forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the brown sugar, egg, vanilla, salt and remaining butter. Stir in apricots and pecans; set aside.
- Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups. Drop a teaspoonful of apricot mixture into each cup. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pans on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 119 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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May 28, 2010
The filling was excellent! The dough was a bit flat! Next time I will try these with only 3 tablespoons of cream cheese and add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla for flavor. They did disappear in no time!
Dec 23, 2007
What is a Tassie? Is it some form of tart?
Dec 21, 2007
how much of an 8 oz. pack of cream cheese is 6 Tablespoons?