Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup butter, softened

  2. 2 packages (3 ounces each ) cream cheese, softened

  3. 2 cups all-purpose flour FILLING:

  4. 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  5. 1 egg, beaten

  6. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar Pinch salt

  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  8. 2/3 cup chopped walnuts Halved candied cherries, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a bowl, blend butter, cream cheese and flour. Chill. Divide dough into fourths; divide each fourth into 12 small balls. Press each ball into miniature tart or muffin pans. For filling, combine all ingredients except cherries; fill tarts 3/4 full. Place on baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until crust is browned and filling set. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. If desired, garnish with candied cherries. Yield: 4 dozen.


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