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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  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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