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:

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yum! These look great! You make such amazing treats!

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  6. Those look so good with the gooey centers!!

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

    ReplyDelete
  8. 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.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  11. These look great & I love the squidgey centre!

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  14. 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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  16. Those mini tarts look just lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  17. 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.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  20. 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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  24. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  25. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  26. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  34. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://www.car-insurance-choices.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. 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 !

    ReplyDelete
  36. Delicious! I can see why your brother loves them.

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

    ReplyDelete
  38. 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?

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  41. Thanks for all the comments!

    Trizydlux - you should get 24 tarts :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  43. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you enjoyed what brought you here and that you will visit again!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Powered by Feastie