Miniature pecan pies
These are miniature pies, cooked in bite-size individual crusts in tiny
muffin tins. They are quite delicious.
- 6 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 lb butter or margarine
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 cups brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 4 eggs,
- 4 Tbsp melted butter or margarine
Allow the butter and cream cheese to soften. Mix cream cheese and butter
with a mixer until fluffy. Then (using your hands) mix in the flour.
Separate mixture into four equal parts and flatten each into a rectangular
shape. Allow the pastry to chill for several hours.
Preheat oven to
Prepare filling by mixing all ingredients gently.
Use a spoon, not a mixer.
Refrigerate until muffin tins are ready to fill.
Take one unit of the chilled pastry and cut into 12 equal pieces.
Roll each piece into a ball and then form the ball into the muffin
tin in the shape of a crust. Fill each tart about 3/4 full.
for 20 to 30 minutes.
You will need to purchase tiny muffin tins, sometimes called "nugget
pans," to make these tarts. They are inexpensive and you can use these for
various other things. It is best to purchase enough to make four dozen at
once. The entire four dozen will fit into the oven on one rack! It is best
to spray these tins with cooking oil before putting the crust in.
There is a wooden utensil called a "tart-tamper" that is a real time-saver
for this recipe. It might be difficult to find. It is used to smash the
ball to fit the tin so you don't spend a lot of time using your fingers.
You dip the tip of the tamper in flour each time to prevent sticking to the
pastry. It also makes the pastry look much more uniform and professional.
Bake these until slightly brown. To remove tarts, just turn the tin
upside down onto paper towels and then turn the tart right side up on a
baking rack to cool.
easy if you have a tart tamper; moderate otherwise.
15 minutes pastry preparation; several hours chilling;
1 hour filling, baking, and cooling.
Be precise for the pastry, filling may be approximate.
AT&T Bell Labs, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Recipe last modified: 22 Dec 86
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 87 08:38:11 PST
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nancy Foltz)
Organization: AT&T Bell Labs, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Subject: RECIPE: Pecan tarts (miniature pecan pies)
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