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Walnut Tassies

 Walnut Tassies
Dainty and delicious, these nut-filled tarts are an old-fashioned favorite in our family. They make a pretty gift when packaged in a decorated egg carton with colored paper liners in each cup.
24 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • Halved candied cherries, optional

Directions

  • In a bowl, blend butter, cream cheese and flour. Chill. Divide dough
  • into fourths; divide each fourth into 12 small balls. Press each
  • ball into miniature tart or muffin pans. For filling, combine all
  • ingredients except cherries; fill tarts 3/4 full. Place on baking
  • sheets. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until crust is browned
  • and filling set. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove
  • from pans. If desired, garnish with candied cherries. Yield: 4
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 172 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.