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Aunt Jackie's Pecan Tarts

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Makes about 24

3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 cup sifted flour
1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash salt
2/3 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325F. Combine cheese, 1/2 cup butter & flour. Mix thoroughly and chill, covered, 1 hour. Divide into 24 small balls and press into sides and bottom of 2 ungreased minature muffin pans. Combine egg, brown sugar, vanilla, salt & remaining 1 tablespoon butter; beat until smooth. Sprinkle 1/3 cup pecans equally into 24 tart shells. Divide egg mixture equally among 24 tarts, pouring on top of pecans. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup pecans on top of tarts. Bake 20-25 minutes until pastry is golden brown.

Note: Kindly donated by my Aunt Jackie

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Reviews of Aunt Jackie's Pecan Tarts:

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  Libra Larson in CT  Jan 13, 2014
Would make this again.
This was such a huge hit at the office cookie swap I\'ve been asked to make it five times since and it is so easy I was glad to do it, but of course I make it sound very very hard! :D 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Yucca Valley, CA  Dec 18, 2013
Would make this again.
Made these for years then somehow lost the recipe. So glad I found it my son has been hounding me for them. 5 stars

  Rosie in phoenix  Nov 25, 2013
Would make this again.
I\'ve made these a couple times...sooo easy and mini enough for class parties, pot lucks, etc.... 5 stars

  Sue in Ingleside, IL  Nov 25, 2013
Would make this again.
Wow, these are super easy to make and my family ate them within hours. I only got 1 so I had to make another batch the next day. My Christmas cookie club will love these! 5 stars

  Cookie Obsessed in California  Nov 5, 2013
Would make this again.
I made these a couple of years ago for my annual cookie party (I bake for weeks, everyone else brings me a bottle of wine and takes whatever cookies they want) and they were VERY popular. I don't even like Pecan Pie and I loved these. I forgot to make them last year and got in trouble with a friend! I will be sure they are on the list again this time. 5 stars

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