Pumpkin Pie Pecan Tassies – by Dipsy Daisy
For the Dough:
1 c. butter, softened
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 c. flour
For the Filling:
1½ c. brown sugar
1 c. chopped pecans
2 T. butter, melted
½ tsp. vanilla
Dipsy Daisy Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix, prepared according to package directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare mini muffin pans by greasing cups if it is not a nonstick pan; set aside. To make the dough, beat together the butter, cream cheese and flour on low speed of a stand or hand mixer until all of the flour is incorporated. Divide the dough into 48 pieces and roll into balls. Place on a plate or in a zip-top bag and refrigerate for about an hour. Either press the dough balls into the muffin cups and up the sides, or flatten the balls slightly with your palm and use a rolling pin to roll into a disk about 2-3 inches in diameter (a little larger than the size of the muffin cup opening) and place into the muffin cups.
To make the filling, mix together the brown sugar, chopped pecans, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla with a spoon and then evenly divide it between the dough-lined mini muffin cups. Do not overfill!
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops are set. Cool for a few minutes in the muffin cups and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. The tassies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
Either spoon a dollop of the Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix on the top of each cooled tassie or put into a piping bag and pipe onto the top of each tassie!
Yum! Two delicious holiday desserts squeezed into one little bite!