How to Make Pecan Tassies

by The Gray Boxwood

These delectable morsels are miniature, bite-size pecan pies with a flaky crust. Easy to prepare, these Pecan Tassies always catch everyone's sweet tooth. Enjoy!

Supplies

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 ½ Cups Butter
  • 2 ⅔ Cups Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 Cups Brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Melted butter
  • 4 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 Cups Chopped pecans
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    For the crust:

    Step 2

    Place 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese in a mixer. Use 1/3 less fat variety for a healthier treat.

    Step 3

    Slice 1 1/2 cups butter into thin slices and add to mixer.

    Step 4

    Cream the cream cheese and butter in your mixer at high speed until smooth.

    Step 5

    Add 2 2/3 cups flour slowly.

    Step 6

    Beat until combined into pastry dough. The dough will be sticky.

    Step 7

    For the filling:

    Step 8

    Start with 4 eggs, slightly beaten.

    Step 9

    Add 3 cups brown sugar to the eggs.

    Step 10

    Combine eggs and brown sugar with 4 tablespoons melted butter and 4 teaspoons vanilla.

    Step 11

    Purchase or chop 3 cups of chopped pecans.

    Step 12

    Combine pecans with egg, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla mixture.

    Step 13

    Assembling the tassies:

    Step 14

    Dip fingers in flour and press dough into tart pan. Use 1 teaspoon of dough for each mini tart.

    Step 15

    If a hole is accidentally made, add excess dough to repair.

    Step 16

    Place 1 teaspoon of filling in each tart.

    Step 17

    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees, until golden brown.

    Step 18

    Serve displayed on a glass plate or other decorative element.

    Step 19

    This recipe yields 7 to 8 dozen tassies.

    Step 20

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