December 10, 2008

Tiny Holiday Tarts

Every year my mom makes Pecan Tassies to send to my brother out in Indianapolis. According to her, these are his favorites! I like them because they are like a minature pecan pie. You get just enough of a bite to not feel like you have had too much sweet all at once like you might get with a pecan pie!

I know Steve checks my blog at times, but I don't know how regularly. But, I bet if he sees this he will let me know he did! If he's good to his sis, maybe she'll make him some when she's out there visiting right after Christmas ;) However, for now, these that I made tonight are going to the soldier that Team Clarkson is sending goodies to this month for Baking Gals. I'll let you know more about the soldier in a future post!

Tiny Holiday Tarts
Better Homes and Gardens
Cookies for Christmas cookbook

Tart dough
1/2 cup butter
1-3oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 cup all purpose flour

filling:
1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Beat the above ingredients together.


Directions:

In small mixer bowl beat together butter and cream cheese. Stir in flour. Cover and chill about 1 hour or till easy to handle. Shape into 1 inch balls. Press onto bottom and up sides of ungreased 1-3/4 inch muffin cups. Fill each with 1 ro unded teaspoon filling. Bake at 325 oven for 25-30 miutes or till done. Cool slightly in pan. Remove and cool well.

46 comments:

Bunny said...

I haven't made Pecan Tassies in years, thanks for reminding me of how good they are.!

Lisa said...

These look so good. I agree that i'd like one bite rather than a whole piece of pie. Your snowflake cookies are gorgeous!

Meg said...

Yum! These look great! You make such amazing treats!

Lauren said...

these are a specialty in my husband's family- I love them and learned to make them last year. soo good!

Barbara Bakes said...

I've never seen these before. My husband loves pecan pie. I'm sure these would be a hit.

Kevin said...

Those look so good with the gooey centers!!

CookiePie said...

Those are so lovely and fancy-looking! I bet they taste fabulous too :)

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Yum, Honey! And yours look like perfection.

I haven't made these in such a long time. Thank you for remindng me about them.

(Wish I could take a nibble out of your photos!) :)

Beautiful job, as always. And your photos are A+++++!
xo~m.

Cristine said...

I make pecan tassies for Nathan every year. Yours look fantastic! Mmmm... now I want one! :)

Debbie said...

You make everything I love! And it looks so good.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Wow! These really look yummy!

recipes2share said...

These look great & I love the squidgey centre!

noble pig said...

What's scary is that it looks like I could pop about 3 in my mouth at once...that's deadly! They are beautiful.

Bellini Valli said...

The cream cheese crust on these tender morsels just melts in your mouth!!!!!! Thanks for the reminder HoneyB.

Happy cook said...

They looks so yummydelcious. I wanted to grab one and enjoy them.
Alas i am not as lucky as your brother to reveive them when u visit him after christmas.

Christy said...

These are one of my favorites! Mini-pecan pies...perfect. Your's look so yummy!

Dharm said...

Those mini tarts look just lovely!

Dawn said...

I'm with what Cathy (noble pig) said above...I can easily pop about 5 of these bad boys in my mouth.
These are so adorable! I must try them.

AK Mom said...

These mini tarts look absolutely delicious! My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. :)

Kaitlin said...

Oh these look SO good! Great for holiday parties!!! =D YUM

Ingrid said...

Desserts in mini form are a double edged sword. If they are as tasty as your pecan tassie look then you'll probably eat more than you should. :-)

Thanks for sharing the recipe!
~ingrid

Di said...

Mmmm... I have a very similar recipe that I got from Jamie's grandmother. They're really tasty.

Carrie said...

Yum! But I would need about 15 of those. I eat pecan pie until I'm ill, I love it so much.

Marjie said...

These are so cute! They look like just the right size to keep the sweet tooth under control.

Pam said...

They look so good Shelby - no wonder your brother loves them. I am sure your soldier will be so happy to get these in his/her care package.

Peppercorn Press said...

These look great! I know what you mean about too much sweet with an entire piece of pecan pie. This looks like the perfect size. Pecan pie is my Mom's favorite - I'll have to make these special for her.

tardevil said...

Thanks for stopping by today & inviting me to the group! I so need help with cooking, and this could just be my answer! That pecan tassie recipe looks delicious!

tardevil said...

One more thing I just noticed, I was your 50th follower, and you were mine! A benchmark!

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

Your Christmas Confections are just incredible! Your family sure is lucky ;)

priscilla said...

Yummy! these look so good. i bet your soldier will love these! since your brother is in indianapolis...GO COLTS!!!

PaniniKathy said...

Ooh - I love those! How cute. But how do you keep from popping too many in your mouth??

Reeni said...

I love pecan pie! These look even better, YUM!!! Another one to put on my christmas bake list.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

One-bite versions of these sound perfect! They look great!

Megan said...

I could pop these little gems into my mouth all night long. I love pecan pie.

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natalia said...

Ciao ! They look so nice ! And I think as you send them all over that they keep well too ! Your cookies look so beautiful ! I'm trying to figure out how to join the group !! Thank you !

Cakelaw said...

Delicious! I can see why your brother loves them.

peteformation said...

Nice pecans tarts. Great food for my guest this Xmas. Thks

trizydlux said...

Hello! I am making these right now for a party tomorrow, and I'm wondering... about how many tarts will I get from this recipe?

miri said...

These look so adorable and so tempting with that oozy filling in the center! Love it!

Linda said...

I am making cranberry pecan tassies this year! Hope they turn out like the traditional ones that I usually make. Your photos are great!

creative one said...

The tarts looks yummy!

HoneyB said...

Thanks for all the comments!

Trizydlux - you should get 24 tarts :)

Gabe's Girl said...

I just love these little desserts. I really need to make some soon. I know I always seem to tell you this, but you have a wonderful site.

J.Danger said...

these look so good. I love pecan pie, so this will help. I will feel less guilty if they are cute and little. Because everybody knows that cute little things can't be bad for you!

Kaelee said...

You mentioned sending these to a soldier... How do you package them for sending? I have a long-distance friend who would LOVE these.

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