Aunt Babe’s Pecan Tassies

December 03 00:00 2002 Print This Article
Aunt Babe's Pecan Tassies

Makes 24 Tassies


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 pound butter, softened
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped

  • 24 pecan halves


  1. Prepare crust. In an electric mixer, cream cheese and butter until fluffy. On low speed, add flour. Mix just until blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Prepare filling. In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Stir in chopped pecans. Set aside.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Press ball into a greased mini muffin pan. Line pan on the bottom and sides. Using a teaspoon, fill the muffin cups with filling. Top with pecan half.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  6. Remove pan from the oven. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Store in an airtight container.

Source: Sweet Maria’s Cookie Jar

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