Small pecan pies...very flaky. Made in small muffin tins...like a cookie.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To Make Crust: Blend softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter and flour. Chill 1 hour.

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  • Shape into 24 balls. Press balls into cavity of mini muffin tins, making small cups.

  • To Make Filling: Beat together egg, brown sugar and 1 tablespoon butter. Add vanilla and salt and beat till smooth. In each little crust bottom, sprinkle chopped pecans, add egg mixture to right before top and top with a whole pecan.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 minutes or till filling is set. Cool before removing from tins.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 22.4g 7% DV; fat 15.4g 24% DV; cholesterol 46.2mg 15% DV; sodium 140.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
We REALLY enjoyed these. We made two batches. One batch as written and for the second batch, my husband added 3 dark chocolate chips to each tassie before adding the batter and pecan. Both batches were delicious. Also, we used a ½ teaspoon of chopped pecans and ½ tablespoon of batter for each tassie. Using these measures made the assembly process faster. To form the little shells: We just put a plastic sandwich bag over the top of an unopened bottle of marinade. Just invert the bottle and press it into the dough ball. This forms a decent shell rather quickly. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2012
This was pretty delicious I have to say. BUT... directions need to say that you need to spray the cups before you put the pastry dough into them. Also I doubled it and had a heck of a time dividing up the dough into 48 portions. Near as I can tell it was about a tablespoon of dough per mini-muffin. My first batch was scant and the filling spilled over and stuck all the tassies to the pan. Not enough curse words in the world for that.... but lessons learned. And if they're helpful to any of you all the better. Read More
(2)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
We REALLY enjoyed these. We made two batches. One batch as written and for the second batch, my husband added 3 dark chocolate chips to each tassie before adding the batter and pecan. Both batches were delicious. Also, we used a ½ teaspoon of chopped pecans and ½ tablespoon of batter for each tassie. Using these measures made the assembly process faster. To form the little shells: We just put a plastic sandwich bag over the top of an unopened bottle of marinade. Just invert the bottle and press it into the dough ball. This forms a decent shell rather quickly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2006
I used refrigerated pie dough cut into cirles, filled them with the filling and baked in mini muffin cups for a true "mini pecan pie". They were fantastic and very portable. I will definately be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
This recipe was out of this world! Melt in your mouth good. I made these for a cookie exchange EVERYONE wanted the recipe. I followed the directions of another member and did half flower half powder sugar for the crust it was soooooo good. but you will need to add some extra flower. I quadrupled the recipe and used 3 cups flour 2 cups powder sugar and it was PERFECT!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
Delicious but watch out-they bubble all over the place-so don't fill the cups too high. Also I used 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2cup flour instead of all flour and it made the crusts sweet and melty-in-your-mouthy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2015
Not enough chopped nuts in the recipe. Needed alomst a cup not 1/4. Ended up running out of batter and had to double because there weren't enough nuts. Next time I did them used 1 cup and put them in the batter first - worked like a charm. However they are worth the worth! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2006
This is exactly like my Grandmother made when I was a little girl.. Soooo Good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2003
I made the pecan tassies for Christmas and they were very good but I agree with "Jan" the dough needs sugar or something for flavor. Any tassie recipes with sugar in the dough? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
A buttery crust and brown sugar filling...how can you beat that? The only change I made to this recipe was to use another 1/4 cup chopped pecans on top of the tarts instead of pecan halves. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
I just made my first pecan tassies today using this recipe. Oh my they are just wonderful. I followed the recipe closely. I agree that the crust does not need added sugar. It is a nice contrast to the sweet interior of the tassie. I had never made little crusts like this before but by the time I got to the last ones I was getting the feel for it (I had to cut my fingernail short on my right index finger so I could shape them without putting my fingernail through the bottoms). I used almost a half cup of chopped nuts in the bottom as suggested by others and a half teaspoon in each crust worked out great. I will be serving them tomorrow in our art gallery for a reception. They should be a hit. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2012
This was pretty delicious I have to say. BUT... directions need to say that you need to spray the cups before you put the pastry dough into them. Also I doubled it and had a heck of a time dividing up the dough into 48 portions. Near as I can tell it was about a tablespoon of dough per mini-muffin. My first batch was scant and the filling spilled over and stuck all the tassies to the pan. Not enough curse words in the world for that.... but lessons learned. And if they're helpful to any of you all the better. Read More
(2)
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