If pecan pie is a favorite dessert in your house then these Bite-sized Pecan Tassies are sure to please.
These buttery tarts are made with crunchy, roasted pecans and a brown sugar filling in one bite. These sweet treats can always be found on my cookie tray particularly during the holidays. With Easter right around the corner, these are the perfect serving size when you need a little something sweet.
Known in the south as Pecan Tassies these pecan bites require fresh pecans. They are easy to make and are a favorite in my house from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I also like to share them on a tray during an Easter brunch or Derby celebration. I always make plenty and they freeze amazingly well.
Baked in mini muffin pans, this easy recipe is a great substitute for the whole pie. Enjoy them plain, with drizzled chocolate or top them with a dollop of whipped cream.
Bite-sized Pecan Tassies
- 3 ounces softened cream cheese
- 1 stick softened butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg slightly beaten
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon softened butter
- 2/3 cup chopped pecans
- Blend cream cheese and butter until well blended. Add flour. Blend well. Chill dough 2 hours or overnight. Divide dough into 24 pieces and roll into balls. Press into mini muffin tins. Roast pecans for 5 minutes. Let cool and chop finely. Blend all ingredients and fill pastry cups. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.