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Sep 25, 2020

Aunty Gloria’s Pecan Tarts

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My Aunty Gloria in Hawaii is a great cook, and a genuinely very nice person. Before I get beat up by all my aunts (and I have a lot of them), I have to say all my aunts treated me well while growing up and are like second or third mothers to me. All of them have unique talents, skills, characteristics and traits. Those pecan tarts that I remember eating while growing up in Hawaii are only done by Aunty Gloria. It is an excellent pairing to morning coffee, tea, milk or ice cream desserts. Check out her recipe below!

Aunty Gloria’s Pecan Tarts



2 sticks of buttersoftened
23-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
2Cups all-purpose flour


2Eggs (slightly beaten)
1-1/2Cups brown sugar
48Pecan halves
2Tbsp butter, melted
1/2Tsp vanilla extract
Dash of  salt 


  • In a large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter or margarine and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  • With spoon, stir in flour until blended.
  • Divide dough into 4 pieces.
  • Wrap each piece in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut 1 piece of chilled dough into 12 pieces; press evenly into bottom and sides of twelve
  • 1-1/4 inch muffin –pan cups.
  • Spoon one fourth of filling into pastry-lined cups until each is ¾ full; top each with a pecan half.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool cookies for 5 minutes in pan or wire rack.

Makes 4 dozen.

Gobbled these up quick!
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