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Chocolate Pecan Tassies

Chocolate Pecan Tassies
Yields 24
The holidays just aren't complete for me without a batch of these. Being part Hungarian, I grew up on these. My great grandmother was an artist!
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr
For the Shells
  1. ½ cup unsalted butter
  2. 3 oz cream cheese
  3. 1 cup flour
For the Filing
  1. 1 egg
  2. ¾ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  3. 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. ½ cup chopped pecans, plus 2 tablespoons (approximately) for sprinkling
  6. 2 tablespoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
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Make the Shells
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Sift flour into a medium sized bowl. Cut butter into small cubes and add to flour. Add the cream cheese and cut the butter and cheese into the flour with two knives or a pastry blender. Continue until the dough holds together. Since we aren’t adding any additional liquid, you’ll want to continue to blend way past the stage at which you would normally stop with a pie crust.
  3. Gather the crust into a ball and divide into 24 little pieces. I used a kitchen scale and a board scraper to speed up the task. I’ve also done it by eyeballing it. If any piece is too small you can steal from a larger neighbor. The filling will leak out if the dough is too thin in the tins.
  4. Press each piece into one cup of a miniature muffin tin to create a little crust.
To make the Filling
  1. Mix egg, vanilla, sugar and butter together until no lumps remain; stir in pecans.
To assemble the Pecan Tassies
  1. Sprinkle a ¼ teaspoon (not rounded) of mini chips in the bottom of each shell. Pour the filling into each cup until the filling is just below the top rim of the shell.
  2. Sprinkle a few pecans on the top of each tassie.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 24-25 minutes.
  4. Let cool in the pan completely before removing. Twist and lift to remove!
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Adapted from American Heritage Cooking
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