Go Back
+ servings
Fully Mediterranean logo
Bourbon Pecan Tassies
This is one of my all-time favorite bourbon-pecan tassie recipes from Cooking Light. Whole-grain rye flour and heart-healthy pecans make this a lighter holiday treat.
Course Quick & Easy, Snacks
Servings 24 tassies
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mediterranean Diet
Diet Vegetarian

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • baking spray with flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 ounce reduced-fat cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 cup whole-grain rye flour
  • 1/4 tablespoon kosher salt

Filling

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate chopped

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Generously coat a 24 cup mini muffin tin with baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat oil, 2 Tbsp butter, powdered sugar, milk, and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined.
  • Process pecans in a food processor until finely ground. Add rye flour and 1/4 tsp salt to food processor; pulse 5 times.
  • Add flour-pecan mixture to butter mixture; beat just until combined. Knead in bowl until dough comes together.
  • Shape dough into 24 balls.
  • Place balls in cups of a prepared muffin pan; press dough into bottom and up sides of cups to form shells.
  • Bake 5 minutes, and let cool 10 minutes.

Filling

  • Whisk together brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon, eggs, 1 Tbsp butter, and 1/4 tsp salt in a large bowl.
  • Stir in chopped pecans. Spoon about 1 Tbsp pecan mixture into each prepared tart shell.
  • Bake 18 minutes or until filling is puffed and browned. Cool 20 minutes in a pan on a wire rack.
  • Microwave chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl on high until chocolate melts, about 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds.
  • Run an offset spatula around the edges of tarts to loosen; remove tarts from pan.
  • Drizzle chocolate evenly over each tart.
Tried and loved this recipe?Tag us @fullymediterranean!