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Ingredients

3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
FILLING:
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash salt
24 pecan halves

Instructions

Combine first four ingredients in a bowl and blend thoroughly. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours or overnight. Divide dough into 24 balls. Press balls in bottom and sides of 24 minature muffin tins. Blend butter with brown sugar in a bowl. Add egg, vanilla and salt. Mix thoroughly. Fill pastry with filling and top with pecan halves. Bake in 325 degrees oven about 25 minutes or until crust is golden. Cool and remove from tins. Makes 24.

Joann Webb
Silvis



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