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When you want the taste of a chocolate pecan pie, but don't want to eat a whole slice, these Chocolate Pecan Tassies are a right-sized compromise!

Prep time
0:20
Bake/Cook time
0:25
Plan for

1 hour chill time

Yield
24 cookies
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Chocolate Pecan Tassies
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Dark Brown Sugar
Prep time :
0:20
Bake/Cook time :
0:25
Plan For

1 hour chill time

Yield :
24 cookies

INGREDIENTS

Crust

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup (4.5 oz) all-purpose flour*
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Filling

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup, packed Imperial Sugar Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.

DIRECTIONS

For the crust:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese until well combined. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy. On low speed add the flour and cocoa powder and beat until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firmed.

For the filling:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the egg, sugar, vanilla, pecans and salt.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 24 cup miniature muffin pan with nonstick baking spray.
  3. Divide chilled dough into 24 equal balls about 2 teaspoons each and place each ball inside a muffin cup. Press dough into bottoms and up the sides reaching the rim of each cup to form a shell. Spoon a heaping  teaspoon of filling evenly among each shell. Do not fill over crust edge as filling will bubble over and and make tassies stick to the pan.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing tassies to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. Place  chocolate in a heatsafe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted. Let cool slightly. Pour into a pastry bag (or plastic bag) and drizzle chocolate over the tassies. Let stand until set before serving.

IMPERIAL SUGAR INSIGHT

Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Tessa Arias @HandletheHeat.

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