Orange Pecan Tassies

Recipe by Audrey M
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READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 48 tassies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Gradually add flour, beating at low speed just until blended.
  • Wrap dough in wax paper, and chill at least 2 hours.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Divide each half of dough into 24 balls.
  • Flatten each ball with palmof your hand, and place in lightly greased miniature muffin pans (1 3/4 inch).
  • Shape each into a shell.
  • Cover and chill until ready to fill and bake.
  • For Filling: Mix together the 3 large eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup light corn syrup, 2 Tablespoons grated orange rind and 3 Tablespoons fresh orange juice; blend until smooth. Sit in the 3 Tablespoons of melted butter, 1 teaspooon vanilla extract and the 1 cup of finely chopped pecans. Spoon filling evenly into Pastry Cups, filling three-fourths full. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until set. Cool 3 minutes in pans. Remove from pans, and cool on a wire rack.
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