Buttery, cream cheese pastry tartlets with a sweet nut custard filling.
1 cup unsalted butter
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
2 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups chopped nuts
3 tablespoons powdered sugar for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- For Crust: In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter with cream cheese and flour. Pat the mixture into the bottom of each cup in a standard 12 cup muffin tin; set aside.
- For Filling: In a separate bowl, beat eggs, then beat in brown sugar. Add melted butter, vanilla and chopped nuts; mix well.
- Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with nut mixture. Bake 20 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly, remove from pan; sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes 12 tartlets.