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Pecan Tassies Recipe
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For the Crust:
1 3-ounce package cream cheese
½ cup butter, softened
1½ cups flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
For the Filling:
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 cup pecans, chopped and divided
In an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter. Combine the
flour, baking powder and salt, and add to the cheese-butter mixture.
Form into a ball and refrigerate one hour.
Divide into 24 small balls. (To do this evenly, shape the dough into
a long rope. Cut the rope in half, then the two halves in half. Cut
these four pieces in half. Cut the resulting eight pieces into three
Prepare two mini-muffin tins with spray oil. Press the balls of
dough against the bottoms and sides of the tins.
In a bowl, beat the egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt until well
blended. Then stir in cup of pecans. Spoon the filling into the
Top with remaining pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remove from the tins immediately and cool before storing in an
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