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Mini Pecan Pies

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2008-07-25 Desserts
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These tiny tarts also are known as Pecan Tassies, and they resemble individual pecan pies, with a rich crust and a nut filling.

  • Servings: 24

Ingredients:

Dough:
½ cup Butter, softened
3-oz Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Flour
Filling:
2 Tbsp Butter
¾ cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla
¾ cup Chopped Pecans
Powdered Sugar

Directions:

In a bowl beat together the butter and cream cheese; add flour until well combined. Wrap and refrigerate. Roll dough into 24, 1-inch balls and place inside mini-muffin cups (1 3/4" size.) With a tart shaper or thumb, press dough into each muffin cup and up sides.

In a saucepan, melt remaining butter, remove from heat, and add remaining ingredients, except powdered sugar. Spoon about 1 tsp filling into each shell; bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly before removing. When cool, sprinkle powdered sugar over tops.

Helpful Tips:

Make tart shell dough a day ahead, if you wish.