Prep Time
17 Mins
Cook Time
54 Mins
3 dozen tassies

Brown sugar and butter come together in this recipe to create a sublime caramel. This dessert's made of simple ingredients, yet it received our Test Kitchens highest marks.

How to Make It

Step 1

Using a 2 3/4" round cutter, cut 36 circles out of piecrusts. Place in ungreased miniature muffin pans, crimping edges.

Step 2

Beat butter and brown sugar in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in flour and buttermilk. Add vanilla, stirring well. Spoon filling evenly into prepared crusts.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Dollop each serving with whipped cream.

Christmas with Southern Living 2006

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