Walnut Tarts by Schmitty

Posted by: Schmitty 05-26-99 2:45 AM

Walnut Tarts

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter (or margarine)
1 3 ounce package cream cheese
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2/3 cup brown sugar - packed
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped raisins
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind

Preheat oven to 350.

Blend together 1/2 cup butter, cream cheese, flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt until mixture can be shaped into a ball.

Cut dough in half.

Divide each half into 12 small balls.

Press each ball over bottom and up sides of tiny 1 1/2 inch diameter muffin pans, to make a shell.

Beat egg with sugar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon butter and vanilla.

Stir in 1 cup walnuts, raisins and orange peel. Spoon into prepared pans and sprinkle tops with remaining walnuts.

Bake on lowest oven rack for about 25 minutes. Cool in pans.

Makes 24 tarts.

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