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                               Pecan Tassies
 
 Recipe By     : Betty Talmadge
 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:45
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3      ounces        cream cheese -- softened
      1/2  cup           butter -- at room temperature
    1      cup           all-purpose flour
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    1                    egg -- beaten
      3/4  cup           brown sugar
    2      tablespoons   butter -- at room temperature
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
    1      cup           pecans -- chopped
 
 1. Mix together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup AP flour and 1/4 tsp.
salt until blended. Chill this mixture for at least an hour.
 2. Form the dough into 24 small balls, then press them into the bottom and sides
of ungreased miniature muffin tins.
 3. Blend the remaining ingredients, except the pecans, to make the filling.
 4. Sprinkle a few nuts in the bottom of each pastry shell. Pour the filling
mixture over the nuts to fill each cup 3/4 full.
 5. Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes, or until the filling is set.
 6. Cool slightly and remove from the tins by running a knife around the edges. 
 
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