Lemon Chess Tassies (Mini)

READY IN: 1hr 55mins
Recipe by kitty.rock

I love lemon desserts, so these sounded particularly yummy and easy to make. I think they would go very nicely with hot tea anytime. Use the "Lemon Chess Pie Filling" to fill the shells. From the "Southern Living Little Book of Mini Muffins & More" NOTE: Preparation time includes 1-hour chill time for dough.

Top Review by Starrynews

These are delicious little bites. I love lemon, so the trick is going to be not to eat half the batch myself! They have a lovely lemon flavor and the crust is excellent. I mixed the crust ingredients by hand, simply from habit, because it is very similar to the crust on the Tiny Quiches I make, which I do by hand too. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  3. Gradually add flour to butter mixture, beating at low speed.
  4. Shape dough into 48 balls; cover and chill 1 hour.
  5. Place 1 dough ball into each lightly greased cup of miniature muffin pans, shaping each into a shell.
  6. Spoon LEMON CHESS PIE FILLING evenly into tart shells.
  7. Bake at 350 deg F for 25 minutes or until set.
  8. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
  11. Whisk together all ingredients.
  12. Use filling immediately.
  13. Makes 3 cups filling.

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