Pecan pie is GI Joe’s favorite dessert. No that is incorrect! Any dessert is GI Joe’s favorite dessert. Before I could get these little babies cooled good, he had popped two of them in his mouth as we were about to eat dinner. Dessert before dinner can be a good thing!
These are cute little pies that would be good to serve at a party. If you are looking for a great recipe for the larger type pecan pie , you should check out Bakerella . She just posted a great recipe. Check it out if that is what you are looking for at www.bakerella.com . It is the December 14 post. Enough about that. Let’s get started on making these Pecan Tassies.
This is what you will need for the crust.
The butter and cream cheese should be at room temperature so you can easily work in the flour. I was being very impatient and here is what I did.
I put the mixing bowl on top of my crockpot to soften the butter and cream cheese faster. I thought it was a pretty good idea. It worked!
While the dough is chilling the filling can be made. It is so easy!
For the filling beat together egg, brown sugar, 1 T butter, 1 t vanilla and a dash of salt until smooth. Divide the pecans putting half in the filling and save the other half to place on top of the filling.
At this point you might need to put part of the dough back in the refrigerator. It really depends on how fast you work and how warm your kitchen is. You do not want it too firm because it will be too hard to work with.
Using miniature muffin pans press each ball of dough into the pan with your finger. Start by making an indention in the middle then pressing outward. Be careful not to make the bottoms too thin because the filling will seep through and it will be hard to remove them from the pan. That’s what happened to the two that GI Joe just popped into his mouth. I guess he though they were good enough to eat , but not take a picture of.
Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes or until the filling is set. Cool and remove from the pans.
Here is the recipe for you to enjoy!
- 1 3-oz. cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sifted all purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1 T butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 t vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- dash salt
Cheese pastry – Let cream cheese and butter soften at room temperature. Blend together. Stir in flour. Chill for about 30 minutes. Shape into 24 1- inch balls. Place in ungreased 1 3/4 in. muffin pans. Press dough against bottoms and sides.
Pecan filling – Beat together egg, brown sugar, 1 T butter, vanilla and salt until smooth. Divide half the pecans among egg mixture and t0p with the remaining pecans. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool. Remove from pans.
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45 responses to “Baby Pecan Pies or Pecan Tassies”
what delightful morsels these are! loving browsing your lovely blog today.
I learned you need to chill the dough before preparing the rest of the tassies.
I would’ve never thought to let the dough chill before!
I learned you have to chill the dough for 30 mins.
The look great but why do you have to let the douigh chill?
I learned the sweetness of the dough and the saltiness of the pecan would make a dessert that would make this world a better place!
i learned that the butter and cream cheese should be at room temperature so that you can work in the flour easily
I learned that you can put the mixing bowl on top of the crockpot it will soften the butter and cream cheese.
I learned that you should chill the dough for about 30 minutes before so that it won’t be sticky!
I like how you put your mixing bowl on top of the crock pot to make the butter and cream cheese faster. I also learned that your husband’s nickname is GI Joe.
I learned when pressing the dough into the muffin pans you have to make sure that the bottom isn’t too thin because the filling will seep through the bottom.
I learned that if you put the mixing bowl ontop of the crock pot, it will soften the butter and cream cheese faster.
I didnt know you could make dough out of cream cheese, butter and all purpose flour.
i had no idea that you could make little mini pies this small.
I saw that sitting the mixing bowl on the crockpot could soften its contents.
i didnt know you had to roll the dough.
Love to make home made pecan pie, and going to try this for the holidays since you can make them smaller and easier to serve.
I would never expect for cream cheese and pecans to ever be mixed together to make one dish.
this looks like you dont need a lot of cream cheese in it. can you taste it ?
I love pecan pies! I can’t wait to make these for Christmas! i learned to chill the dough for 30 min before preparing the rest
this dessert looks very good. they are so small.
I learned the dough should be chilled for 30 minutes
I didnt know that there was such a thing as mini pecan pies
I learned that you need to make sure the dough on the bottom of the muffin pans aren’t too thin, because the filling will seep through the bottom.
i didnt know by putting the mixing bowl on top of the crockpot would soften the butter and cream cheese faster.
I learned that 30 mins before chilling your dough is very important
I learned that while the dough is chilling the filling can be made.
These look really easy to make and I never would have thought of a miniature pie, but it’s a really good idea.
i didnt know you could make dough with cream cheese
I learned that you should let the butter and cream cheese soften at room temperature.
i didnt know that you can make a pie so small figured it would have a different name.
I’ve never heard of putting the mixing bowl on top of the crockpot to soften the cream cheese and butter!
it a mini pecan pie
I learned that you have to let cream cheese and butter soften at room temperature.
I learned the butter & cream cheese need to be at room temperature.
I learned that if your kitchen is too warm, the dough will not be easy to work with.
this look like a dish that you could make with family it seem so simple
i learned a new way to make mini pies!.
I learned you need to chill the dough before fixing the rest of the tassies!
the pies look like danishes just a little bigger i have never heard of tassies before but it sounds like a good dessert
I learned that you’re supposed to chill the dough
I learned that if your kitchen is too warm, the dough will be harder to work with
I didn’t know that putting the mixing bowl on top of my crockpot, would soften the butter and cream cheese faster.
I learned the butter and cream cheese should be at room temperature so you can work it in the flour more easily.
I learned if you press the dough to thin the stuff can seep through
i love pie! p.p but not coca nut