Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Peppy Pecan Tarts

Peppy Pecan Tarts

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From the kitchen of James Hartley

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
20 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


3 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup plain flour

2 tablespoons margarine
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cups light brown sugar


  1. Cream together cream cheese, margarine and plain flour.

  2. Form 24 balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.


  1. Combine light brown sugar, margarine, egg, vanilla and chopped pecans.

  2. Press dough into tart pans and fill 1/2 full with filling.

  3. Bake 20 minutes.


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