Grandma's Pecan Tassies


This pecan tassie recipe is the one my grandma used every Christmas. She passed the torch to me, and now my family asks me to make them every Christmas. They are delectable!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
48 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups firmly packed brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans


  1. Beat 1 cup butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer in a large bowl until creamy. Add flour gradually, beating at low speed. Shape mixture into 48 small balls and place on a baking sheet. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 mini-muffin pans. Press a dough ball into each cup in mini muffin tins to make pastry shells.

  3. Whisk brown sugar, eggs, 2 tablespoons melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl. Stir in 1 1/4 cups pecans; spoon mixture into tart shells until 2/3 full. Top with remaining pecans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

  5. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Gently remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
8g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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