Pecan Tassies

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Recipe Information

# of Servings: 24
Recipe Created By: Cristi Schwamb


1 cup margarine, divided, 1/2 cup softened
6 oz cream cheese (milk-free or regular)
1 Tbsp sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 cup pecans


Cream 1/2 cup softened or margarine, cream cheese, and sugar together. Slowly add in flour and cinnamon. Divide into 24 1-inch balls and chill for at least 2 hours. Press into mini-muffin pans, smashing the dough down in the middle to make a mini pie shell in each cup. (I never need to grease the pans.)

For the filling, combine remaining 1/2 cup of margarine, powdered sugar and honey in a saucepan. Cook until margarine melts and everything is combined. I find it easiest to chop up the pecans, divide it amongst the tassies, and then pour the margarine/sugar/honey mixture over the top.

Bake at 350 °F for 30 minutes.



I have a source for pecans that are not contaminated by peanuts so I let my peanut-allergic child eat them. If avoiding peanuts and/or other sub-classes of tree nuts, be sure to verify the safety of your pecans.

To make this milk-free, use a milk-free margarine and milk-free cream cheese.

Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.
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