Monday, December 18, 2006

Kentucky Bourbon Tarts & Cream Cheese Pastry Recipes

Kentucky Bourbon Tarts &
Cream Cheese Pastry Recipes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cream cheese pastry recipe

1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
1/2 cup softened margarine
1 pkg (3 ounces) Cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons sugar

In small bowl, combine flour baking powder and salt.
In large bowl mix margarine, cream cheese and sugar until well combined. Stir in flour mixture until well blended.
Using your hands, Press dough firmly into balls.

Just to make it easier to work with, divide dough in half.
Each half makes 12 tarts.
On floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8 inch thick
*If needed, add small amount of flour to keep pastry from sticking.
Cut into 12 -2 1/4 inch rounds
Press rounds evenly into bottoms and up the side using a
mini muffin pan. (1 and 3/4 inch)
Repeat with other half of pastry dough.

Tart Filling:
2 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Karo light or dark corn syrup
2 Tbls Kentucky bourbon
1 Tbls margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
Powdered sugar

In medium bowl beat eggs slightly.
Stir in granulated sugar, corn syrup, bourbon, margarine
and vanilla until well blended.
Spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of pecans into each pastry lined cup
top with 1 tablespoon of the corn syrup mixture.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Let cool in pan five minutes.
Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool.

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