Pecan Tassies Recipe

Pecan Tassies - Yum!

Pecan Tassies are sweet little tarts made with a soft and flaky cream cheese pastry and a ooey gooey filling full of chopped pecans.  You might say they are a miniature pecan pies!  Both of my grandma’s made these at Christmas and now my mom and I do.  I hope these will become a part of your holidays just like they are a part of mine.

Quick tip: Pecan Tassies are delicious warm, cold, or at room temperature.  Plus, they freeze very well which makes them ideal for the Christmas season.  Enjoy!

Pecan Tassies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Better Homes & Gardens
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Serves: 24
These little pecan tarts are absolutely delicious and look lovely on a Christmas tray. The recipe says it serves 24 but nobody can only eat one!
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. For pastry, in a mixing bowl beat the 1/2 cup butter and cream cheese until combined. Stir in the flour. Press a rounded teaspoon of pastry evenly into the bottom and up the sides of 24 ungreased 1 3/4-inch muffin cups.
  2. For pecan filling, in a bowl beat egg, brown sugar, and the 1 tablespoon melted butter until combined. Stir in pecans. Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon of filling into each pastry-lined muffin cup. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling is puffed. Cool slightly in pan. Carefully transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Makes 24 cookies.


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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl and handsome little boy. She is the main voice behind Embracing Homemaking.


  1. Jennifer Soltys says

    Oooh they look SO GOOD!!! Love the way the look, too.

  2. SippyCupMom says

    I don’t think I have had anything like this! They look delicious!

  3. Tammy_3DifferentDirections says

    I’ve never made Pecan Tassies before, but I sure love eating them!

  4. YUM! These looks SO good!

  5. i love ANYTHING with pecans! YUM!

  6. Amy @ MI Savings Mama says

    I love being able to freeze cookies – keeps me from eating them all at once! 😀 it also helps being able to make them a week in advance for the holiday gatherings

  7. Oooh, a freezer treat!! So smart!!

  8. Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack says

    I love to freeze treats so that I can easily grab them later

  9. Emily_faliLV says

    I’ve never seen anything like these!! My mom would LOVE them!!

  10. Amanda West says

    Those look delicious!

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