Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Tassies

Teresa Bailey

By
@teresadoula

My grandma was a southern belle, who taught me that pecan tassies are a southern tradition for tea-time. Tassies are little cookie-sized pies. Nothing is more southern than bourbon and chocolate is necessary in my family. This recipe has it all! They are very addictive, so make sure you make a double recipe if you are giving some as gifts. You can make this as mini-tarts (pictured) or as a single pie as well. Keep in mind that all southern belles have their mini-muffin pans.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Addictive, so it's hard to say, maybe 6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CRUST

1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 stick
butter, cold cut into pea sized pieces
1 egg beaten with 1 cup ice water
1 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1 Tbsp
sugar

FILLING

1/2 stick
butter
2 oz
unsweetened (non-nestle) chocolate
3 large
eggs
1 c
light brown sugar
3/4 c
dark corn syrup
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
3 Tbsp
bourbon
1/4 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
pecan halves

Step-By-Step

1Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2In a large saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over medium heat, then let cool.
3In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy, then add sugar, dark corn syrup, vanilla, bourbon and salt. Mixing together.
4Add a small amount of the melted chocolate/butter mixture and mix together. Then add the rest of the chocolate/butter mixture.
5For pie/tassie crust, stir the flour, cocoa powder and sugar together. Work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Then slowly mix the egg/water into the dough until it comes together as a ball.
6For tassies, with your fingers, work a small dough ball out in a mini-muffin pan. Place several pecans in each and then fill with filling. You can also make (about) 5 mini-tarts or 1 pie. It is addictive, so make enough to share.
7Bake until set, 15 minutes for tassies, 25 minutes for tarts and about 30 minutes for pie.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom