Do you call them Pee-cans or pee-cOns?
Our small bite ingredient for the week is the pecan. My favorite nutty flavor! It must be the southerner in me. We had pecan trees in Montevallo, and it was easy to fill up a bag with nuts... cracking them is not as easy.
Y'all are truly lucky this week, because I am posting an old family recipe. This is a cookbook my sister made for me more than 30 years ago. These 'sassy tassies' are little bite sized pecan pies, the creme cheese crust is so flaky and there is just the perfect small bite of praline flavoring.
Mom's Sassy Tassies
1 stick butter
3 oz creme cheese
1 cup flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs karo syrup
pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Cream together the butter, creme cheese and flour until smooth. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or several hours.
In another bowl combine remaining ingredients to make the filling.
Break off 1 inch balls of chilled dough and press into muffin tins (that have been sprayed with non-stick spray) Press down against the bottom and sides evenly. Carefully fill each little pie with filling. The nuts will rise to the top. Bake @ 400° 12-15 minutes.
This recipe makes about 5 dozen and they freeze well. Mom's sassy tassies can be served chilled or try them warmed with a scoop of ice cream. This small bite never fails to bring a smile to my face.
Now, let's see what small bites we get from the other 'nibblers'. Leave your link on Mr Mcklinky. Y'all enjoy!
Next week's secret ingredient ~~~Pumpkin ~~~