These mini pecan tassies are made of a buttery pie crust and filled with brown sugar and pecan filling. They’re the perfect bite-sized treat!
These sweet treats also go by the name of mini pecan pies. doesn’t matter what you call them, they all have a basicly the same ingredients. The pie crust is so flakey and buttery it practically melts in your mouth with each bite. And the pecan pie filling has the most incredible caramelized brown sugar flavor that will keep you coming back for another treat. They are truly the best potluck dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Ingredients for mini pecan pies
pecan pie Dough:
- cream cheese
- cold unsalted butter
- all-purpose flour
pecan pie Filling:
- brown sugar
How to make pecan tassies (mini pecan pies)
- The first thing you want to do is make the brown sugar filling. So you’ll want to toss the golden brown sugar and eggs into a bowl along with finely chopped pecans.
- Now get started on the simple 3 ingredient dough. All you need is unsalted cold butter, flour, and cream cheese, thats it! Combine it all dough ingredients together with a pastry cutter or food processor and shape the dough into a ball.
- Once the dough has come together, you want to take a small amount and fill each pocket of your mini muffin tin. I used about 1 tablespoon . of dough for each mini pecan pie.
- Then you can fill each dough piece with the pecan pie filling and bake it in the oven as instructed in the recipe card below.
Tips to make these mini pecans pies
- Use cold butter– Like and pie dough you want to make sure the butter is straight out of the fridge. This will ensure super scrumptiously flakey dough.
- Speed up the dough making– by using a food proccesor you can really speed up the dough steps. Just be sure to keep an eye on the size of butter. You want them to get down to the size of a pea (no smaller than that).
- Forming the pie crust– if you begin to notice the dough sticking to your fingers too much when placing it into the muffin tin, the butter has probably softened too much. No worries! just pop the dough fought into the fridge for about 25 minutes.
How to store pecan tassies
You can store them at room temperature in some sort of jar own bowl with a lid. If you want them to last longer you can even store them in the fridge.
How long do pecan tassies keep
You can keep these mini treats on your counter in a container that is airtight for about 1 week. Or keep them in your fridge for up to 10 days.
Can you freeze pecan tassies?
Yes, you can! Once they cooled, place them in a ziplock bag or airtight box and keep them frozen for a few months. Just be sure to thaw them at room temperature before serving.
More Thanksgiving dessert recipes:
- Pumpin cheesecake
- cinnamon apple muffins
- cranberry jello salad
- raspberry thumbprint cookies
- loaded pumpkin bread
Make the pecan pie filling
- In a large bowl, combine the chopped pecans, brown sugar, and eggs. Then set them aside.
Combine the dough ingredients
- In a separate bowl cut the cold butter into the flour until the butter becomes pea-sized. I like to use a pastry cutter for this but you can do it in a food processor as well.
- Then combine the cream cheese with the butter and flour. At this point, I just used my hands because the dough begins to form into one piece.
- Scoop out 1 tablespoon-sized piece of the dough and form them into balls. Then place them into a greased mini muffin tin.
Fill your muffin tin with the dough and pie filling
- Using your fingers flatten out each ball so it takes up the shape of the hollow tin. Then fill each pocket with 1 tablespoon of the pecan filling.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20-25 minutes. After the pecan pies cool, you can leave them as the are or drizzle a little bit of melted semisweet chocolate on top.
This recipe was originally posted on Nov 16, 2015, we’ve tweaked it a bit since then.