Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Tassies

Teresa Bailey


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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Addictive, so it's hard to say, maybe 6
15 Min
30 Min


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  • 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

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

How to Make Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Tassies


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over medium heat, then let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy, then add sugar, dark corn syrup, vanilla, bourbon and salt. Mixing together.
  4. Add a small amount of the melted chocolate/butter mixture and mix together. Then add the rest of the chocolate/butter mixture.
  5. For 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.
  6. For 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.
  7. Bake until set, 15 minutes for tassies, 25 minutes for tarts and about 30 minutes for pie.

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About Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Tassies

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

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