Friday, April 9, 2010
In the meantime I can make Pecan Tassies which are described as 'a chewy pecan mixture that fills buttery pastry cups'. These mini treats taste wonderful, are simple to make and look beautiful on any dessert table.
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup flour
Beat butter and cream cheese until well blended, add flour; mix until a soft dough forms. Using small scoop shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place balls of dough in mini muffin tins. Dip mini-tart shaper in flour; press into dough with even pressure until dough rises slightly above rim of pan.
2 Tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecan halves, finely chopped
Mix together butter and brown sugar, add egg and vanilla, stir is chopped pecans.
Using small scoop, fill each tart shell with level scoop of filling (do not overfill). Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes untill edges are light golden brown. Remove from oven, cool in pan 3 minutes. Remove from pan and place tarts on cooling rack; cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or top with whipped cream to serve.
This recipe makes 24 tarts. Since this is a Pampered Chef recipe several PC tools are used. These are all great products, so useful in any kitchen. I use my mini muffin tin often, little bites are so much fun! The mini scoop is the perfect size for mini muffins, cupcakes and tarts. I also use it when making cookies for my grandkids, it is the perfect size for little hands.
Yes, I do sell Pampered Chef because I love their products and I like to encourage cooking! It is a good thing. I will place an order soon for Mothers Day, let me know if I can help you.
If you like these be sure and try my favorite pecan pie bar, it's amazing!