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PECAN TASSIES

    Tart Shells

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    Filling

  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1   egg
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup pecan halves, finely chopped
  •  Powdered sugar (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. For tart shells, beat butter and cream cheese in Classic Batter Bowl until well blended. Add flour; mix until a soft dough forms.
  2. Using Small Scoop, shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls of dough into ungreased cups ofDeluxe Mini-Muffin Pan. Dip Mini-Tart Shaper in flour; press into dough with even pressure until dough rises slightly above rim of pan.
  3. For filling, place butter in Small Batter Bowl; microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Finely chop pecans using Food Chopper; add to batter bowl and mix well.
  4. Using Small Scoop, fill each tart shell with level scoop of filling (do not overfill). Bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven; cool in pan 3 minutes. Remove from pan to Stackable Cooling Rack; cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
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