something for santa!
mini pecan tarts (adapted from a paula deen recipe)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. incorporate egg, then flour.
pinch off a ball of dough and place into each mini-tart pan. form crust around sides with your fingers, the thinner the better, but be careful not to have any holes or tears. set aside.
2 tbsps butter, softened
1 1/2 c brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
a LOT of chopped nuts (about 2-2 1/2 cups)
cream butter and sugar together, until light and fluffy. incorporate eggs, and vanilla and salt.
fill uncooked crusts halfway with chopped nuts. using a squeezy bottle, fill to top with the butter/sugar mix. sprinkle more nuts on top. bake in 325˚F preheated oven for 20 minutes until lightly golden.
makes 48 mini tarts.