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Mini Pecan Pie Tarts

Here are the recipes for the desserts on my Thanksgiving buffet dinner menu. I figured I'd post the recipes now before the kitchen chaos begins (and I'll post pics of the final products by Thursday)...

Mini Pecan Pie Tarts:
1 cup butter
1 brick cream cheese
2 cups flour
1/2 stick butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups pecan halves, chopped

For dough - Beat butter and cream cheese. Add flour and mix until a soft dough forms.

For filling – Melt butter/margarine and stir in brown sugar, vanilla, and egg. Add chopped pecans.

Preheat oven to 350.
Prepare a mini muffin pan with small balls of dough (melon baller size) in each well.
Using a tart shaper or your fingers, press the ball of dough up the sides of each well to form a mini tart.
Fill each tart with filling.
Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.

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