I first tasted these delightful little bites years ago when my aunt brought them a family gathering. It was one of the very first recipes I collected on my own and it”s been a holiday tradition ever since!
They are actually miniature pecan pies, although we have made them with many different kinds of nuts over the years.
These are easy to make and freeze well – perfect for holiday entertaining!
Christmas Tea Tassies
1 – 3 ounce package of cream cheese
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts are my personal favorites)
Crust: Soften cream cheese and butter at room temperature, then work with a fork blending in the flour. Chill slightly.
Form into small balls and press into mini muffin tins (1 3/4 inch) Press around the sides and bottom.
Filling: Beat eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla and salt. Add nuts. Pour the filling into the shells (about 1/2 teaspoon per shell).
Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Makes about 2 dozen.
I’m linking this up to The Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap!