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Ingredients:

Tart Shells
  • 1/2 cups - butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 packages - 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cups - all-purpose flour
  • Pecan Filling
  • 2 tablespoons - butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4 cups - packed brown sugar
  • 1 - egg
  • 1 teaspoons - vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups - chopped pecans
  • Topping - optional
  • - powdered sugar, optional for sprinkling on top
  • Directions:

    1. For tart shells, beat butter and cream cheese in large mixing bowl until smooth. Add flour; mix until a soft dough forms. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

    2. For filling, combine all filling ingredients in large mixing bowl; mix well.

    3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls of dough into cups of ungreased mini-muffin pan. Dip mini-tart shaper in flour; press into dough to form tart shell.

    4. Fill tart shells evenly with filling mixture. Bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown.

    5. Remove from mini-muffin pan to a cooling rack, and cool completely.

    6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired, before serving.

    Brief Description

    Mini tarts filled with filling similar to pecan pie.

    Main Ingredient:

    pecans

    Category:  Desserts

    Cuisine:  Southern

    Prep Time: 1 hour(s) 30 min
    Cook Time: 25 min

    Source

    Pampered Chef

    Posted By:

    mcarr

    Posted On:

    March 4, 2015

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