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Apricot Pecan Tassies

The apricot filling makes these adorable little tarts extra special. They never last long when I fix them for the holidays. — Paula Magnus, Republic, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 Facts
1 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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  • auntduba
    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!

  • casperazz
    Dec 23, 2007

    What is a Tassie? Is it some form of tart?

  • kedi
    Dec 21, 2007

    how much of an 8 oz. pack of cream cheese is 6 Tablespoons?