Friday, September 30, 2011

Pecan Pie [Tarts]

Boy, do I owe y'all some posts.

Last night I made pecan pie tart type deals. I randomly decided that I desperately wanted pecan pie tarts, so I made them. That's generally how I come upon all of my recipes.
[Note: If I already have random cravings for foods, I'm going to be very fun someday when I'm pregnant...]

I used this recipe for the crust - I wanted something spiced and flavorful, rather than just plain white crust. Instead of using a whole cinnamon stick or nutmeg...thing...I used about two teaspoons of cinnamon and one teaspoon of nutmeg. Let me tell you, the crust is amazing. Use it for all of your pies!

I used this recipe for the filling. Of course, when it said 1 3/4 cups of chopped pecans, I grabbed 3/4 cup of chopped pecans...and tossed them in a chopper and ground them finely. Why? Because my brain is like a flickering lightbulb - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. After grinding them into a fine powder, I looked at it and said, I'm not supposed to be doing this. So then I continued making the filling, this time using 1 3/4 cups chopped pecans. I ended up tossing in the finely chopped pecans, too, because what else was I going to use them for? I figured it would just add extra flavor, anyway.

Because I wanted tiny pies, I put the crust in cupcake pans. I sprayed them with some sort of Pam substitute to keep them from sticking, but that didn't work to well. Instead, they stuck and I had to kind of dig them out. They were fudgy and crumbly, but delicious. I had one for brunch this morning.

The recipe was fairly easy. Your assignment: Go make them now! You'll thank me.

Bon apetit!

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