posted by mamaSue 10-17-99 5:16 AM
Pecan or Pumpkin Mini Tarts
1/2 Cup butter , softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 Cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 Tablespoon butter, softened
1/2 Cup coarsely chopped pecans
In a mixing bowl beat the 1/2 Cup butter and cream cheese until combined.
Stir in the flour.
Press a rounded teaspoon of pastry evenly into the bottom and up the sides of 24 ungreased 1 3/4 inch muffin cups.
In a mixing bowl beat egg, brown sugar, and the 1 tablespoon melted butter until combined.
Stir in pecans.
Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon of filling into each pastry-lined muffin cup.
Bake in a 325 degree oven about 30 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling is puffed.
Cool slightly in pan.
Carefully transfer to a wire rack; cool completely.
Makes 24 cookies.
PUMPKIN MINI TARTS:
Prepare as above, except, instead of pecan filling, beat together 1 egg, 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.
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