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Pecan Tassies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Betty Kloss
Added: Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
For Pastry:
1 pkg cream cheese, at room temp
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup sifted all purpose flour
salt to taste
For Filling:
1 egg at room temp
1/2 cup dark brown sugar pirmly packed
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1tsp vanilla extract
salt to taste
2/3 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Lightly coat 2 minature muffin pans with spray., eahc pan having 12 muffin cups that hold 2 tsp each. To make th epastry, in a food processor fitted with a dough blade, combine the cream cheese and butter. Add the flour and pulse until well blended and a soft dogh forms. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 11/2 hours. Shape the dough into 24 balls, using about 2 tsp for each. Wrap the balls invidually in plastic wrap and refrigerated for 30 minutes.
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap the dough balls and pldace them in the prepared muffin pan and press with floured fingertipsagains the bottom and sides to form shells. Place the pans of pastry shells in a freezer while you prepare the filling. This elps provent dough shrinkage while baking--the shells will not freeze during this time. To make th efilling in a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, vanill and salt and stil until well blended and smooth. Stir in th epecans. The filling wil be thick. Fill eachshell with 2 tsp of filling. Bake on the middle rack utnil a toothpick comes out clean. 20 minutes. Set pans on wire rack to cool. Serve at room temp.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 dozen

 

 

 

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