Baked Sunday Mornings: Pecan Tassies

by byn on January 15, 2012

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It’s been way too long since my first Baked Sunday Morning, so we’re diving right back in for 2012 with these Pecan Tassies! Basically what we have here is a super duper cute mini pecan pie, made with an easy butter and cream cheese dough and a brown sugar pecan filling. (P.S. It sounds way more posh if you pronounce pecan like Paula Deen =   puh-cahn.)

The original recipe makes 40 tassies, but since I only have two small mini muffin tins (12 slots each), I halved the recipe to make 20. My only issue with these is that I had a lot of filling leftover. I think I would recommend only using half the amount of pecans that the recipe calls for, and just putting a few bits in each tart shell, because mine filled up all the way after adding a little spoonful of filling. Or maybe my mini muffin tins slots are really small? Or maybe my little crusts were too thick? Nothing really beats a slice of pecan pie in my opinion (as the Baked boys say in the book, it has the perfect filling to crust ratio), but these are a cute, portable version. Also, a perfect treat for my Superbowl Golden Globes party tonight!!! More on that tomorrow :)

You can find the recipe here!

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Krissy January 19, 2012 at 1:27 am

Nice post. I also had filling left over. We really like these mini pies…we are pecan pie lovers at our house so these went over well.

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Elaine January 16, 2012 at 9:53 am

Your tassies are cute! I had some leftover filling as well and would have preferred these just a little bit larger because there just wasn’t enough room to put in very much filling so the ratio of filling to crust was a little off, but they sure were delicious.

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Byn January 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

i totally agree – if i made these again i would maybe try them in a regular sized muffin tin so there would be more filling. or maybe i should just try making butter tarts!

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Susan January 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Very cute! These are my brother’s favorite Christmas treat so I make them every Christmas. So, I decided to make the NY-style Crumb Cake which I’d missed earlier – it was awesome!

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Byn January 16, 2012 at 10:33 am

i haven’t made the crumb cake yet…it looks sooooo good!

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Sheri January 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm

So happy you’re back with Baked Sunday Mornings! Love our little group. You were so smart to make a half recipe. I ended up with not enough filling and was thinking I filled them up too much. Your plate is adorable.

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Byn January 16, 2012 at 10:34 am

hmmm interesting that you ran out of filling and i had too much!

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Bourbonnatrix January 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

your tassies are super cute! i’d much prefer the pie too, but i was an easy enough recipe! wish i had thought to halve it though… good idea!

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Byn January 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

some of the recipes are so time-consuming and use so many bowls! so you’re right, this one was pretty easy in comparison.

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Candy January 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Looks great! Enjoy your party!

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Byn January 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

thanks!

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frugalfeeding January 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

So pretty and cute! I’ve never heard of a ‘tassy’, but I shall clearly have to make some!

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