Sunday, December 9, 2007

Dessert -Tiny Pecan Tarts

I have made these before and they are very good. Great to serve at a party and Christmas party food is on in demand about now.
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
Combine cream cheese and butter;blend in flour, chill about 1 hour. Shape into balls about 1 inch in diameter and press into tiny ungreased muffin tins.
1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Beat egg with wooden spoon; add brown sugar, melted butter, and vanilla. Mix well and stir in pecans. Pour into prepared shells and bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes, cool before removing from pans. Yield about 20

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