Light Pecan Tassies in Cream Cheese Pastry

Recipe by CookbookCarrie
READY IN: 40mins




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