I believe the title says it all. Bad time to submit the best (and easiest) holiday sweet but it is what it is. Mom's Nut Cups. —Canned
about 1 dozen nut cups
For the pastry
unsalted butter, melted
cream cheese (room temperature)
For the filling
egg, well beaten
powdered sugar, as needed
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix butter, cream cheese and flour together until just combined. Roll the dough into small balls - about 1" in diameter and press each dough ball evenly into a small cup muffin tin, making sure dough comes up the sides of the muffin cup.
Mix pecans, brown sugar, egg, butter and vanilla together. Pour into pastry cups, coming not quite to the top of the cup and bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a rack. Once cool, dust the tops of the nut cups with powdered sugar.