Cookies and Brownies, Elaine Walker

Pecan Tarts

Pastry:
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 c. butter, softened
4 c. flour

Filling:
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
4 eggs
3 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. butter
2 T. Kahula liqueur
1 t. vanilla
2-1/3 c. chopped pecans
2/3 c. pecan halves

Begin to prepare pastry by blending together all ingredients and then letting it chill for an hour.

For filling, blend together all ingredients except pecans.

Press pastry dough into 1-3/4 inch diameter tart pans. Sprinkle the dough with some chopped pecans. Spoon in filling. Sprinkle with more chopped pecans, then top with a pecan half.

Bakte at 325*F for 30 minutes, until filling is set. Cool completely before removing from pans. Makes 6 to 7 dozen.