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Caramel Nut Tartlets

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Ingredients

1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon milk
Filling:
8 ounces unsalted mixed nuts
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup cream

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour into a medium bowl and add sugar and butter and rub into flour with fingertips for two minutes or until mixture is fine and crumbly. Add milk, mix to a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface one minute or until smooth. Roll pastry out thinly. Cut into circles using a 2-1/2 inch fluted cutter. Press into greased muffin cups, prick evenly with fork. Bake 10 minutes. Spread nuts on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Combine sugar and water in a medium pan. Stir constantly over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered without stirring. For 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add cream and stir. Add the nuts and stir. Spoon into pastry shells. Cool before serving. Makes 18 tarts.

Pat Euritt
Milan




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