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Recipe for family meals :

Pecan Tartlets
 

This recipe comes from Mary Ellen who runs a delightful recipe website called That's My Home - click here for website. If you want to email Mary Ellen then click here. Take a look at the website - it has an unusual approach for a recipe site which is refreshing. Curious as to how it came about I asked Mary Ellen to tell me a little bit more. This was her reply:

"I'm in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. I cooked professionally for over 20 years. I have always loved to cook as long as I can remember. That's My Home is a collection of recipes that I have collected for many years. I started taking some web design classes and well the rest is (a very new) history. I am a realtor now and was going to do web pages for realtors. I have had so much fun with my cooking site that I've never done a single realtor page, including my own. That's how the site got its name. Recipes on Main was originally intended to be a content area for the realtors. Some plan I had!"

Ingredients

Shell:
1/2 C. butter
1/2 C. sugar
1 egg
1 t. almond extract
1 3/4 C. flour

Filling:
1 C. confectioner's sugar
1/3 C. karo syrup
1/2 C. butter
1 C. chopped pecans

Method

Shell:

  • Mix butter and sugar together. Add egg and almond extract. Mix in flour.
  • Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Press each into the bottom and up the sides of a mini muffin pan.
  • Bake at 350° F. for 10 minutes until lightly brown.

Filling:

  • Mix ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil and cook for 1 minute. Fill shells.
  • Top with a pecan half.
  • Bake at 350° F. for 5 minutes. Cool in pan for 1 minute. Remove tarts from pan and cool on a rack.

Makes 24

 
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