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Mini Pecan Tarts
Prep Time
20 Minutes

12 - 14

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt

1 egg
¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon Watkins Madagascar vanilla extract
⅔ cup chopped pecans
maraschino cherry halves (optional) 

1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter; blend in flour and salt. Chill for 1 hour. Shape into 1-in. balls; press into the bottom and up the sides of greased mini-muffin cups.
2. For filling, beat the egg in a small mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, butter and Watkins Madagascar vanilla; mix well. Stir in pecans. Bake at 325o F for 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Decorate with maraschino cherries if desired.