Pecan Tassies




  • 1/2 cup of soft unsalted butter
  • 3 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour


  • 2 T unsalted butter – melted
  • 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 cup pecan halves


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix the butter, and cream cheese until well blended
  3. Add flour, and mix in until a soft dough forms
  4. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, and place each one into greased cups of a mini muffin tin pan
  5. Press the dough in the center with your thumb, and press the sides up to the top of the muffin tin cups
  6. Moving on to the filling,
  7. Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and pecans
  8. Use a spoon to fill each pastry cup with some filling – level to the top of the pastry shell
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown
  10. Cool for a few minutes
  11. Use a knife to loosen any filling from the edges of the pan, and invert muffin tin to release the pastries
  12. Enjoy!