Friday, May 29, 2009

Fudgy Pecan Tartlets

1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup flour
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
12 pecan halves

In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light. Gradually add flour beating until blended. Roll into 1 inch balls. Press into the bottom and up the sides of 12 mini muffin cups that have been coated in cooking spray. For filling, in a bowl, combine the egg yolk, sugar, butter, milk and vanilla; gradually stir in melted chocolate. Fill shells 3/4 full. Place a pecan half on top of the filling. Bake at 375 for 18-22*** minutes or until shell is lightly browned and the filling is set. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

***The last time I made these I only cooked them for 15 minutes and I think they turned out much better. The filling was way more fudge like which everyone seemed to enjoy more.

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