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Our Christmas Angel, Aunt Ionia hosted Christmas Eve every year. After a sumptuous dinner, the men would wash and dry the dishes and silverware by hand!, She would always have fancy Christmas dish towels that they were NOT supposed to use to dry the dishes; each year they would tease her that they were using the fancy towels!
After the dish washing, Ionia would bring out a cookie tray. There would be a least nine kinds of cookies, served with peppermint ice cream. All of these were made by Ionia; no one was allowed to bring anything to her Christmas Eve feast. She would store the tins, with Christmas goodness, on the steps leading to her attic. Pecan Cups were my favorite on the cookie tray. They are buttery, yummy bites of deliciousness.
Recipe for Pecan Tarts
1-1/2 cups of butter
1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese
3 cups flour
Cream butter, cream cheese together and then mix flour with hands. Chill for about an hour. Make into balls (about 1 tablespoon) and form into min muffin pans to make a crust. It is better to use non-stick pans as they tend to stick. You can also use the handle little tool that my mother-in-law Geniel gave me to make the cups. I think it is a Pampered Chef item.
3 cups brown sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cups pecans - cut in small pieces
4 tablespoons butter, very soft, but not melted.
3/4 teaspoons salt
Mix all filling ingredients together. This is the recipe that was given me, but I only use about half of the filling; so half it if you like. Fill the cups with about a little less than 1 teaspoon of filling. Bake 325 degrees for about 22-25 minutes. Like many things, these taste better the next day after baking.
The pecan cups with the filling waiting to be baked.
I hope you make some delicious Pecan Cups for those you love at Christmas!
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