These cookies are like mini pecan pies; which helps with portion control! I've lightened up the crust a bit-using a mix of both whole-wheat pastry flour and all-purpose and a reduced-fat cream cheese.
Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen
Print
Bobby's Pecan Christmas Tassie
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
16 tassies
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
16 tassies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing
Crust:
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
Filling:
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 16 cups of mini muffin pans with nonstick spray.

For the crust: Beat together the cream cheese, brown sugar and butter in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the flours and salt and mix until the dough comes together. Break the dough off into 16 balls and press into and up sides of each muffin cup.

For the filling: Whisk together the pecans, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract and egg in a large bowl. Fill each cup with 1 heaping teaspoon of filling. Bake until the crust is golden and the filling is set, about 17 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from the pans.

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pecan Sandies with Beautiful Toasted Pecans

Recipe courtesy of Stacy Adimando

Christmas "Circus" Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Nealey Dozier

Striped Christmas Sugar Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Zoë François

Maple and Pecan Shortbreads

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Maple-Pecan Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

Perfectly Pecan Praline Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Susan Butts

Bourbon Street Balls with Pecans

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Pecan Sticky Bun Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Hedy Goldsmith

On TV

Holy & Hungry

7:30am | 6:30c

Holy & Hungry

8:30am | 7:30c

Holy & Hungry

9:30am | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Carnival Eats

10pm | 9c

Carnival Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

Brunch Bonanza

So Much Pretty Food Here