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Pecan Tarts

This is a recipe my mom makes every Christmas. They are so yummy, they practically melt in your mouth! Perfect for the upcoming holiday season.


Dough:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup flour


Filling:
1 eggs
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoons melted butter
pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, cream softened butter and cream cheese. Add flour. Mix well. Chill dough for 20-30 minutes. Divide dough into fourths and then roll each into six balls. Place one ball in each cup of a mini tart pan. Use your fingers or a tart tamper to press out into a tart shell. 


In medium bowl, combine egg, sugar, melted butter, salt, vanilla, and pecans. Mix well. Fill tart shells 2/3 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes until delicately browned. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then remove from pan. Makes 24 tarts.
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