Mini Pecan Tarts

Karen Druker

These are called Tassies in the South, and come from my neighbor, Nosy Nina Steiner, whose house is a museum to her Southern ancestors. Great for ladies lunch or teas.


  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 sticks of margarine or butter
  • 1 C. flour


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ C.  Brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ C. chopped pecans

Mix dough by hand, as for pie crust. Shape bough into 24 balls, then press the balls into mini- muffin tins, making a hole for the filling. Heat the filling until warm, and then fill dough cups ¾ full. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes.  Great made ahead, freezes well.  Makes 24.

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