pecan tassies

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Janet Scott
Wittmann, AZ

You just can't not have Pecan Tassies during the holidays. 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
serves 55
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pecan tassies

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

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.
    For the filling mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Stirring in pecans.
    Stir in the finely chopped pecans last.
  • 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.
    Add flour until all the dough is blended well.
  • Scooping dough into balls.
    Scoop out dough in small portions.
  • Ball of dough in a pan.
    Form balls. Using ungreased small tart pans, drop the dough ball into the pan.
  • Pressing dough into a cup.
    Press gently in the center and 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 at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Pecan Tassies cooling.
    Remove and place on a cookie rack to cool.