Sometimes your sweet tooth kicks in and sometimes you just got to have some type of pasty. Well, I have the perfect solution for both. Pecan Tassies as they are known on Guam. Also known as Pecan Tarts.
These little jems have that fabulous pecan, butter, vanilla, and brown sugar filling in a fantastic, flaky pastry cup. Talk about tasty and the worst thing is that they are bite sized. A dozen is just not enough.....believe me!!
Well, here is the recipe and instructions....
Pecan Tassies (Tarts)
Recipe version by Lupe (Dydasco) Olivas
For the dough:
½ cup butter
1 3-oz. pkg cream cheese
1 cup all-purpose flour
For the pecan filling:
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Dash of salt
1 tbsp butter
½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
For pastry, in mixer bowl, mix together the ½ cup butter and the cream cheese.
Add flour and mix well. Set aside.
Mix into bowl the egg, brown sugar, the 1 tablespoon butter, the vanilla and salt, until smooth and set aside.
Roll pastry dough into 1 inch round balls and place into an ungreased mini-muffin tray.
Shape dough in each muffin cup to cover the bottom and sides.
Spoon about 1 tsp of chopped pecans into each muffin cup.
Fill each cup up with the egg/brown sugar mixture that you previously set aside.
Pre-heat the oven to 325 F, and then bake for about 25 minutes or until filling has set somewhat firm. Individual ovens vary with their own specific temp and timing. You know how that goes.
Remove and allow to cool.
This should make about 24 tarts.
You can adjust this recipe to your individual taste.
This was all that was left of 4 dozen. You know I had to flex my quality control wings...
Do yourself a favor and try these out. And don't forget that ice cold glass of milk.
Until next time....