*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                               PECAN TASSIES
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 Serving Size  : 30   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pies                             Cheese
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----PASTRY DOUGH-----
    8       tb           Butter, softened
    3       oz           Cream cheese, softened
    1       c            Sifted a-p soft wheat flour
      2/3   c            Chopped pecans
    1                    Egg
      3/4   c            Brown sugar
    1       tb           Butter, softened
    1       t            Vanilla
      1/8   ts           Salt
   Prehead oven to 325F.  Mix together the butter and cream cheese in a small
   bowl or food processor.  Add the flour and blend thoroughly.  Divide and
   shape into 30 balls.  Wrap all 30 balls together in plastic wrap and chill
   slightly.  Place each ball in a tiny ungreased fluted tart pan or muffin
   cup.  Line the pans by pressing the dough with your fingertips against the
   bottoms and sides. For the filling, place half the pecans in the
   dough-lined pan.  Beat together the egg, sugar, butter, vanilla, sand salt
   until all lumps are gone. Pour the egg mixture onto the pecan topped dough.
   Dot with the remaining pecans. Bake for 25 minutes or until the filling is
   set.  Cool 5 minutes on a rack and remove from the pans before they are
   cool, as the caramel will set. These tiny tarts freeze easily.
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