Thursday, November 21, 2013

Norma's Tea Time Pecan Tassies

Patty's Mom, Norma, made delicious and dainty pecan tassies for our Christmas Tea
(at 2 o'clock in the photo above)
As I posted earlier in this series, Patty and I grew up across the street from each other
on Boone Street in Berea. (yes, named for Daniel Boone).
Her mother is very special to me.
A big thank you to Norma for contributing to our tea.

Norma's Tea Time Pecan Tassies
From: Christian Women’s Fellowship, First Christian Church, 1978

Tart Shells:
1 (3 oz.) package regular or reduced fat cream cheese (softened)
½ c. butter or margarine (softened)
1 c. sifted flour
Blend softened cream cheese and margarine, with pastry blender. Stir in flour. Chill 1 hour. Shape into 2 dozen (1 inch) balls and place in tiny ungreased 1 and ¼ ¼3/4 inch muffin tins. Press dough on bottom and sides to make the tart-like shells. Add filling.

Pecan Filling
1 egg
¾ c. light brown sugar (packed – not quite full)
1 T. soft butter or margarine
½ t. white corn syrup (mom adds this)
Dash salt
1 t. vanilla
2/3 c. pecans coarsely chopped
Cream the sugar and butter. Add egg, salt, syrup, and vanilla. Continue beating until smooth. Divide ½ ½half of chopped nuts among the tart shells. Mom divided 1/3 c. into 1/2 t. full per tart shell. Add creamed mixture to tart shells. Top with remaining 1/3 c. nuts. Bake until filling is set at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool and remove from muffin pan.

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