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pecan tassies

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Janet Scott
Wittmann, AZ

You just can't have the holidays without Pecan Tassies. Please be very careful, they are quite addicting. Thank you and enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a delicious, basic pecan tassies recipe everyone should have in their recipe box. The dough is tender and the filling is chock full of pecans. There's just the right amount of gooeyness to hold everything together. The top forms a sugary crust. Basically, pecan tassies are a bite-size pecan pie. We have made them many times and have never had the right dough to filling - until now. We used a cookie scoop for the dough and a 1/2 tablespoon scoop for the filling. In the end, both bowls were empty. Janet's right, they are addictive.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 55 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pecan tassies

  • 4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 lg
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    finely chopped pecans
  • 2 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 12 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 4 c
    all-purpose flour

How To Make pecan tassies

Test Kitchen Tips
Use a smaller cookie scoop to ball the balls of dough. A tart tamper (can be found online) is worth purchasing to press out the dough; it will make pressing the dough much easier.
  • Melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla mixed together in a bowl.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. For the filling, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Stirring in pecans.
    Stir in the finely chopped pecans. Set aside.
  • Butter and cream cheese mixed together.
    For the dough, blend together the butter and cream cheese.
  • Slowly adding the flour.
    Add flour one cup at a time.
  • Flour added until dough forms.
    Mix until the dough is blended well.
  • Scooping dough into balls.
    Scoop out the dough in small portions.
  • Ball of dough in a pan.
    Form balls. Using ungreased small tart pans, drop a dough ball into each section.
  • Pressing dough into a cup.
    Press gently in the center of each ball to form a cup.
  • Filling added to the dough.
    Using a small teaspoon, add your filling. Do not overload.
  • Pecan Tassies baking in the oven.
    Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Pecan Tassies cooling.
    Remove and place on a cookie rack to cool.