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Transient Weatherly Clan Pecan Tassies

Wooden round tray holding 4 pecan tarts, 2 half visible, 1 cut into with black spoon.

Are pecans a favorite everywhere or are they just a special delicacy in North Carolina? We love them and people know it. We’ve just gotten this pecan tart recipe from a friend saying, “You must make this.” It could have something to do with a pecan pie craving. We’re willing to try it. But if you have time to make it before we do, let us know what you think. Should we make it a regular Wildberry Lodge breakfast dessert or afternoon treat?


Prep Time: 1 Hour and 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour and 55 Minutes
Servings: 4 dozen


  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
  • Powdered sugar, optional


  1. Combine cream cheese and margarine, mixing until well blended. Add flour; mix well. Chill for an hour.

    Divide dough into quarters; divide each quarter into 12 balls. Press each ball onto bottom and sides of miniature muffin pans.

    Combine eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add 2 tablespoons melted butter. Stir in pecans.

    Spoon mixture into pastry shells, filling each.

    Bake 30 minutes at 325 or until pastry is golden brown.

    Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

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