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    CookbookCarrie's Note:

    This is From Cooking Light November 2000 issue and they are fabulous, the best part, only 77 calories each!!!

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    Pastry dough



    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      To prepare Pastry: Combine flour, 1 Tbsp sugar, dash of salt in a small bowl. Combine cream cheese, butter and milk in large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
    3. 3
      Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until just blended and crumbly.
    4. 4
      Press into a ball. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead lightly 3 to 4 times.
    5. 5
      Divide dough into 24 portions, Place 1 portion in each of 24 mini muffin cups coated with the cooking spray.
    6. 6
      Using your fingers, press dough into bottom and up sides of cups.
    7. 7
      To prepare filling: divide pecans evenly among muffin cups.
    8. 8
      Combine brown sugar and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; spoon about 2 teaspoons filling over pecans in each muffin cup.
    9. 9
      Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned and filling is puffy.
    10. 10
      Cool in cups for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
    11. 11
      Run a knife around the outside edge of each cup and remove them from the pan, allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 03, 2005


      Wow! These are really great. A perfect treat for pecan pie lovers like me that don't want to feel all the guilt. They don't seem quite as sweet as pecan pie, which I like. They take some time to make, but are worth the effort. I think they will become a regular part of my holiday baking. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on December 11, 2004


      Carrie, these are really tasty, and so pretty! (see pic.) I was careful not to overfill the muffin cups with the filling, as I didn't want them to overflow and stick to the cups. They turned out great, and I didn't even need to grease the muffin cups beforehand. They slid out easily. (I use Baker's Best muffin cups, and I rarely need to grease them.) I left them in the oven for 20 minutes, but I think that 18 minutes would have been sufficient. I'll probably bske more of these to give away at Christmas. Thanks for posting the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Light Pecan Tassies in Cream Cheese Pastry

    Serving Size: 1 (25 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 81.5
    Calories from Fat 25
    Total Fat 2.8 g
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    Cholesterol 13.1 mg
    Sodium 45.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 6.3 g
    Protein 1.3 g

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