pecan tartlets

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something for santa! mini pecan tarts (adapted from a paula deen recipe) crust: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups all purpose flour cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. incorporate egg, then flour. pinch off a ball of dough and place into each mini-tart pan. form crust around sides with your fingers, the thinner the better, but be careful not to have any holes or tears. set aside. filling: 2 tbsps butter, softened 1 1/2 c brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp salt a LOT of chopped nuts (about 2-2 1/2 cups) cream butter and sugar together, until light and fluffy. incorporate eggs, and vanilla and salt. fill uncooked crusts halfway with chopped nuts. using a squeezy bottle, fill to top with the butter/sugar mix. sprinkle more nuts on top. bake in 325˚F preheated oven for 20 minutes until lightly golden. makes 48 mini tarts.

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