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pecan tartlets

something for santa!

 

mini pecan tarts (adapted from a paula deen recipe)

 

crust:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

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.

 

filling:

2 tbsps butter, softened

1 1/2 c brown sugar

2 eggs

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.

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Taken on December 20, 2005