2 dozen tassies (serving size: 1 tassie)

One way to serve these tassies (miniature tarts) during the holidays is on a dessert bar, with an assortment of winter fruits and hot drinks.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare pastry, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, and dash of salt in a small bowl. Combine cream cheese, butter, and milk in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until blended (mixture will be crumbly). Press flour mixture into a ball.

Step 3

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 3 to 4 times. Divide dough into 24 portions. Place 1 dough portion into each of 24 miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Press dough into bottom and up sides of cups, using lightly floured fingers.

Step 4

To prepare filling, divide pecans evenly among muffin cups. Combine brown sugar and remaining ingredients; spoon about 2 teaspoons filling over pecans in each muffin cup.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned and filling is puffy. Cool in cups for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Run a knife around outside edge of each tassie; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

MaryEliz's Review

October 22, 2012
I made these for my wine club to rave reviews. I found they needed 21-22 minutes to get nicely browned. Make sure the crust extends over the sides of cups. I will make again in regular muffin cups next time.

Fun but a bit short on the pastry

January 17, 2016
When I make these again, I'll make about 25% more  pastry dough as I could not stretch it to 24 cups, and some of the cups were mighty small.  Also, I'd measure the filling out rather than try to eyeball it, as I wound up having to spoon some out of the first filled into the last filled.  That said, this was easy, tasty, looked good despite my bungling, and a lovely way to get the taste of pecan pie without a zillion calories...that is, if you can eat just one or two! 

SSilveira's Review

November 17, 2012

Mark33's Review

October 30, 2012
All my family like this Pastry. Regular i buy it at our i-shop here: http://www.feliksa-konditoreja.com/grozini/Grozins_Kisi