“And blessed is she who believed that here would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.” -Luke 1:45
When I use the Favorite Community Recipes: White Horse Fire Company Auxiliary Cookbook, I remember the already and not yet of Advent. The melancholy beauty we treasure in others when they are no longer here, is placed alongside the joy of creating a sweet, nutty treat to share with my family and friends who are here with me this Christmas season.
This cookbook is a treasured gift from my Aunt Mayme, who passed away December 7, 2000. On the cover is a picture of the White Horse Fire Department in Pennsylvania, which was located across the street from my Aunt and Uncle’s house when I was growing up. My Aunt Mayme had a special way of decorating her home that I still remember. She also noticed that I loved to bake and gave me my very own cookbook. It was the first cookbook that was “mine” on the shelf in my mother’s kitchen and I still use it today to make Pecan Tarts.
Pecan Tarts are also now a family favorite at Christmas time!
1 ⅛ c. flour
½ c. butter
1 (3oz.) pkg. cream cheese
Combine all the above ingredients and mix with a fork. Form into 24 balls. Press and shape crusts in small muffin tins or small cupcake pans.
1 c. brown sugar
2 tbsp. melted butter
¼ tsp. vanilla
¾ c. chopped pecans
Mix thoroughly. Fill muffin tins ⅔ full. Baking time is 20 min. at 350 degrees.
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2 thoughts on “Advent Joy: Pecan Tart Recipe”
These look SO awesome and simple!! THANKS for the recipe, Gwen!!!
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You’re welcome, Lois! Thanks for celebrating Advent with us!