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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 72.9
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.3 mg
  • Sodium: 52.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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Pecan Tassies in Cream Cheese Pastry



Introduction

One way to serve these tassies (miniature tarts) during the holidays
is on a dessert bar, with an assortment of winter fruits and hot
drinks.
One way to serve these tassies (miniature tarts) during the holidays
is on a dessert bar, with an assortment of winter fruits and hot
drinks.


Ingredients

    INGREDIENTS FOR 24 SERVINGS:

    Pastry:
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    Dash of salt
    1/4 cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
    2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, softened
    2 tablespoons fat-free milk
    Cooking spray

    Filling:
    1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/3 cup light-colored corn syrup
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1 large egg
    1 large egg white

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. To prepare pastry, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, and dash of salt in a small bowl. Combine cream cheese, butter, and milk in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended. Add
flour mixture; beat at low speed just until blended (mixture will be crumbly). Press flour mixture into a ball.

3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 3 to 4 times. Divide dough into 24 portions. Place 1 dough portion into each of 24 miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Press dough into bottom and up sides of cups, using lightly floured fingers.

4. To prepare filling, divide pecans evenly among muffin cups. Combine brown sugar and remaining ingredients; spoon about 2 teaspoons filling over pecans in each muffin cup.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned and filling is puffy. Cool in cups for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Run a knife around outside edge of each tassie; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen tassies (serving size: 1 tassie).


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Recipe Copyright Cooking Light Magazine





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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will take these to a chili party where we are supposed to bring desserts. I thought they were too much and even though they are good, probably won't go to the trouble again. - 12/13/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    At first glance i thought that this recipe was too involved but after reading it i will try it. thanks i plan to use it for my Christmas cookie exchange. - 10/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds wonderful. I can't wait to try it! - 10/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have been looking for easy, delicious, and somewhat nutritional treats for the holidays and after reading through this one - I will definitely make it and be assured that everyone will like it. Thanks for the recipe! - 10/8/08

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