Pecan Tassies are a tart like cookie that tastes just like a bite of pecan pie. It is sweet, tender, chewy and has a bit of a crunch.
What is A Pecan Tassie?
The pecan tassie is basically a miniature pecan pie. It is mades with a base of pie crust dough. You can make your own pie crust using my this easy to follow tutorial or you can purchase store bought pie crusts. I make my own when I have the time but if I’m in a hurry I pull out the store bought pie crust I usually keep in the freezer.
One of the best things about this recipe is how many it makes! You can get 48 little bites of heaven out of two pie crusts. You can also easily split the recipe in half if you don’t need that many. But let me tell you they tend to disappear fast!
How to Make Pecan Tassies
- Roll out your pie crust and using a 2 inch round cookie or biscuit cutter cut out your dough.
- Place the each circle of dough into one of the muffin tins. You can use a tart tamper if you have one.
You can also just use your finger to press the dough into the mini muffin tin!
- Combine butter, brown sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla, pecans and toffee chips for pecan tassie filling.
- Fill each tart with a tablespoons of pecan tassie filling .
- Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Cool for a few minutes in the pan and then remove to a cooling rack to continue to cool.
Can I Make Pecan Tassies in a Regular Muffin Tin?
You can use a regular size muffin tin. You will just get fewer tassies and your bake time will be longer. Bake time will be a few minutes longer, 24-26 minutes.
Can I Freeze Pecan Tassies?
Pecan tassies are basically a miniature pie and pie freezes well.
When placed in an airtight container they freeze for up to six months. To thaw allow them to sit at room temperature for an hour.
Pecan tassies are a classic holiday treat, one we’ve been making for years. It’s the perfect addition to a holiday cookie plate or dessert buffet. Just watch people pop one after another into their mouth! Even those who don’t like pecan pie are going to love these pecan tassies!
If you want a big slice of pecan pie, try this recipe for Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie
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Pecan Tassie Recipe
- 1 refrigerated pie crust 15-ounce package
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup pecans finely chopped
- 10 oz almond brickle chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Unroll the pie crusts onto a lightly floured surface
- Roll into 2 (15-inch) circles
- Cut out 48 circles using a 1 3/4-inch fluted or round cookie cutter, re-rolling dough as needed
- Spray mini muffin tin and place dough into tin, pressing on the bottoms and up the sides of each of the mini-muffin cups
- Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, flour, and eggs in a large bowl, mixing well
- Add the vanilla
- Stir in the pecans and brickle chips
- Spoon the pecan filling evenly into the pie shells
- Bake 22-24minutes, or until filling is set and crust is lightly browned
- Cool in pans on wire racks
Originally posted Oct. 2, 2009