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Pecan Tassies with Raisins Recipe


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Tassies are filled mini tarts or pies.  For many, these pecan tassies are a holiday tradition. This version is made with a cream cheese pastry and a pecan and raisin filling.


  • Pastry:
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
  • .
  • Filling:
  • 1 pound light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • dash salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins


Combine softened butter and cream cheese with a fork until smooth. Add flour, about 1/4 at a time; work into smooth dough. Chill dough.

Shape into 1 1/4-inch balls; press into small muffin pans to make shells.

Slowly beat sugar into eggs. Mix in melted butter or margarine, salt, and vanilla. Put 5 to 6 raisins and about 1/2 teaspoon nuts in each pastry shell; add filling to almost fill shells. Top with a few nuts. Bake tassies for 25 minutes at 350°, until set. Store in tightly covered containers, between wax paper layers.

Makes about 4 dozen.

See Also

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

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