Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pecan Tassies (or Lemon )

These would be perfect with a cup of tea!
These yummy morsels are so addictive & perfect for a party.  In fact, my DIL made them for a shower for our son & future daughter-in-law. They are like mini pecan pies.   Everyone loved them!!

The recipe is slightly adapted from The Recipe Hall of Fame Cookbook.

1 (3-ounce) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup flour
dash of salt

Blend together cream cheese, butter, flour, and salt.  Shape into 24 balls; press each ball into miniature muffin tins (press dough into bottom & sides with fingers: do not leave any holes).


2 eggs,  beaten
1 cup brown sugar
2 T. butter, melted
1 t. vanilla
dash of salt
1 cup pecans, chopped

Combine eggs, brown sugar, butter, vanilla & salt.  Mix well (do not beat with beater or tops will be crusty instead of nutty).  Divide pecans evenly in pastry shells, filling two-thirds full.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Cool slightly before removing from pans.  Cool on wire rack. 

Makes 24.

Lemon Tassies:  Substitute white sugar for brown; omit pecans & add 2 T. lemon juice & 1 t. lemon zest.

I am sharing with:
Mix It Up Monday!
Recipe of the Week
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Party Tuesday
Table Top Tuesday
Your Cozy Home Party
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Rock 'n Share Party
Mrs. Fox's Sweets Party
Full Plate Thursday
Thriving on Thursdays
Foodie Friday
Pink Saturday
Sweets for Saturday
Link 'n Greet Party
Seasonal Sundays


  1. Just dropped by to see what you were cooking today. I love pecan tassies...but love lemon even I will give them a try. Never had lemon tassies before. LOVE, Pat

  2. These sound delicious! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Kitty!! I lOVE everything about pecans...It is no shock I love nuts..takes one to know one!

  4. I have not made these, but I need to save this recipe. I've had these before and love them! Pinning it for when I need it.

  5. Lemon sounds like a great switcheroo! These are always such a hit. I think it is their miniature size besides tasting great.

  6. These little pies are a favorite in my family and it is fun to change them up a bit. Sometimes I add little toffee bits to the filling or mini chocolate chips. My will power goes right out the window if a plate of these are sitting on the counter.

  7. We have a little bakery and cafe in town that makes delicious tassies. The pecan are hubby's favorite, but I love me some lemon! LOL I've never thought about making them at home, but I sure will now. Thanks so much for the recipes!

  8. These are my mom's favorite cookies, so thank you for the recipe (I had none until now). Her birthday is next month, and I plan on surprising her with a batch of pecan tassies :)

  9. These look delicious and I love the lemon idea! I can't wait to try those out. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday!

  10. I love pecan tassies... and guess what? I have that cookbook (but never made this recipe). I should pull it off the shelf and look through it for inspiration.


  11. Oh they do look good, Kitty! I love pecan pie so these would be a favourite. Thanks for sharing.


  12. I'm a new follower ... thanks for sharing the recipe for the lemon Tassies ... never made them in lemon!

  13. Hi Kitty
    Pecan pie is my favourite, so if I can have it in a smaller portion, that would be better for my waist line.
    I'll be trying this recipe too!

  14. My Mom and I used to make these every Thanksgiving and Christmas when I was younger. Pecan pie was my favorite kind of pie, so I looked forward to each time we made them. Sadly, I developed a pecan allergy a few years ago. Mom still makes me a walnut pie at Thankgiving, but for some reason we never make these anymore. Thanks for the reminder that we should do these again with walnuts. I appreciate you stopping by my party each week.

  15. Ohh these look delicious...I love pecan pie so I'm sure I would love to make these for my family. Thanks for sharing!


  16. I love these! Thanks for sharing! I am sharing it on my FB page tonight.

  17. Hi Kitty,
    Have you been enjoying this wonderful weather? Sure wish I lived closer to you so I could have some of these awesome Pecan Tassies, I just love these little pies! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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