1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
Your first 3 ingredients make the dough for the tart shells.
Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add flour; mix until soft dough forms.
Cover; chill at least 1 hr or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1-in balls.
Place balls into cups of greased Mini-muffin pan.
Dip Mini-Tart Shaper in flour; press into dough to form tart shell.
For filling, combine all ingredients in small bowl; mix well.
Fill tart shells evenly with filling mixture.
Bake 20-25 min or until light golden brown.
Remove from muffin pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.