Teatime tassies are a new recipe that I recently discovered. The recipe is one by my great aunt Lois and resembles a miniature pecan pie. I like it because it satisfies my sweet tooth but also has enough substance to it that I don't crave more. It is fairly labor intensive for what is essentially a cookie though so keep that in mind before you start.
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need the following.
6 oz cream cheese
2 c flour
1 c butter
1 1/2 c brown sugar
2 Tb soft butter
2 t vanilla
1 c pecans (chopped finely)
Step 2: The Crust
Cream the butter, cream cheese and flour in a bowl. Then, shape it into a ball and chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
Step 3: The Filling
While the dough is chilling, chop the pecans finely. Then mix half of the pecans with the brown sugar (half will go on top as a topping). Crack the eggs over the mixture. Once those are beaten in, add the softened butter.
Step 4: Shaping and Filling the Tassies
Shape the dough into 1 inch balls (the recipe claims that it makes four dozen but how you can get above two is beyond me). Press them into a muffin pan. Then, pour in the filling and sprinkle pecans on top.
Step 5: Baking
Bake at 350o for 15-17 minutes and then at 250o for 10 minutes. Cool before removing from pan.
Step 6: Serving Suggestions
I recommend having these with a nice hot cup of tea or lion's milk.