Here is a list of books I have completed so far in 2009.
1: My side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George 2: Dumb Witness a.k.a Poirot Loses a Client by Agatha Christie 3: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart 4: Why Didn't They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie 5: The Regatta Mystery and other stories by Agatha Christie 6: All Through the Night by Grace Livingston Hill 7: The Sixty Billion Dollar Fugitive by Robert Hawks 8: Switching Well by Peni R. Griffin 9: Night of the Ninjas by Mary Pope Osbourne 10: Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare 11: The Tempest by William Shakespeare 12: Midsummer's Night Dream by William Shakespeare 13: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald 14: Rivers of Gold by Tracie Peterson
Mix together the butter and cream cheese in a small bowl or food processor. Add the flour and blend thoroughly. Put in refrigerator and chill for 1 hour.
Divide and shape 30 balls. Wrap all 30 balls together in plastic wrap and chill slightly. Place each ball in a tiny ungreased fluted tart pan. You can also use a muffin tin. :-D Line pans by pressing the dough with your fingertips against the bottoms and sides.
Sprinkle chopped pecans over dough and press into.
Filling: 1 egg 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon salt
Beat together the egg, sugar, butter and vanilla and salt until all the lumps are gone. Pour the egg mixture onto the pecan topped dough. Dot with the remaining pecans. Bake for 25 minutes or until the filling is set. Cool 5 minutes on a rack and remove from the pans before they are cool, as the caramel will set.
These tiny tarts are SO delicious...you may want to make more than one batch! They freze well...but just try to get them into the freezer! HA! These are wonderful for Christmas cookie trays.