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Pecan Tarts Recipe

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Connie Herman
Added: Sunday, December 21, 2008


1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt


1 egg
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup chopped pecans

In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy; blend in flour and salt. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Shape into 1-in. balls; press into the bottom and up the sides of greased mini-muffin cups.
For filling, in a small mixing bowl, beat the egg. Add brown sugar, butter and vanilla; mix well. Stir in pecans. Spoon into tart shells.
Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before carefully removing from pans.
Yield: about 20.

Note: our oven is 22 mins.
Double Batch is 2 of the small mini muffin tins

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:

I love these, they are bite size, and the crust is excellent. I'm not a crust person I will almost always remove the crust from a pie, for me it's all about the center!




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