12.25.2013

Christmas Morning & Adana's Pecan Tarts

 Merry Christmas Everyone!  It has been a beautiful morning here in our little cottage.  The paper whites planted several weeks ago bloomed just in time.
 Others are just getting started...................................
 The gifts have all been opened...............................
The Pecan Tarts - baked and consumed................................................. 
The Christmas Ham is in the oven - time to set the table...........................
with the little stockings and the bird place card holders from Nandina....................

 the bronze S&P shakers from Michael Aram acquired with a gift certificate given to me last Christmas from my darling husband for Charleston Street ........ one of my favorite places to shop.................
 later we will have tea and cookies.............................
 but first..........time for a little Champagne!!!!!
 Cheers!
Ry
Photos By: Ryannan Bryer de Hickman


Adana's Pecan Tarts

 Adana Whyte shared this recipe with me 25 years ago.  I've  made them nearly every Christmas since.


For the Pastry

1 cup flour (I substitute Gluten Free All Purpose Flour)
3 oz softened Cream Cheese
1 Stick softened Butter

Blend together to form a soft dough.  Roll into a ball and place in the refrigerator for a least one hour.  Remove and roll into 24 small (3/4") balls.  Use the dough to line mini muffin tins by pushing the dough into place with your fingers.

Filling

3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
2/3 cup chopped Pecans

Cover bottom of pastry shell with Pecans.  Fill shells with the Brown Sugar mixture.  Complete by putting pecans on top.

Bake in a preheated oven at 325 for 25-30 minutes.

Landon presenting Nana with a gift certificate from Gramps - Christmas 2012                                                  

5 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours Ry!

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  2. Beautiful, festive....and YUM! Merriest of days to you!

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  3. Nana.. it all looks so elegant and beautiful:)
    You look like a little girl on the floor:)
    Thanks for your keeper recipe too:)

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  4. Hello my dear friend Ryannan,
    My heart fills with memories of our times together in Santa Fe. It is lovely to see you well and thriving !!
    With Warmth, and Blessings,
    Adana Whyte

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  5. Hello my dear friend Ryannan,
    My heart fills with memories of our times together in Santa Fe. It is lovely to see you well and thriving !!
    With Warmth, and Blessings,
    Adana Whyte

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