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Caramel Pecan Tarts

sohia's picture
Do you like pecan pie? Try these minis that are a nutty caramel cousin to the big pie.
Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon, softened
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Caramel topping 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla caramels 12 (Unwrapped)
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup butter and the powdered sugar. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Press each piece in bottom and up side of small muffin cup, 1 3/4x1 inch, ungreased or lined with foil or paper baking cups.
2. In medium bowl, mix remaining Tart ingredients. Spoon slightly less than 1 tablespoon mixture into each cup.
3. Bake about 20 minutes or until filling is set and crust is light brown. Cool slightly; loosen from cups with tip of knife. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
4. In 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and milk over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Spoon topping onto cooled tarts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese, Egg, Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
105 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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jlvcats's picture
These are my ALL TIME favorite candy, just about anything with pecan, chocolate & caramels and they look sooooo good, Thanks Have a "blended" day!!! Chef Janet