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Tuesday, July 12, 2011


1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
4 to 5 tablespoons ice water
Cooking spray


3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
 3 1/2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
1 tablespoon egg substitute
1 tablespoon bourbon
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of salt

To prepare the pastry, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the baking powder in a food processor; pulse 3 times. Add the shortening; pulse 4 or 5 times or just until combined. Place flour mixture in a bowl. Gradually sprinkle ice water over the flour mixture; toss until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and gently knead 3 to 4 times. Press mixture into a 4-inch disk. Place between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; chill 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.

Roll the dough into an 11-inch circle; remove plastic. Cut dough into 18 circles using a 2 1/2-inch cutter. (Reroll any of the remaining pieces of dough.) Fit dough into miniature nonstick muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Gently press dough into bottom and sides of cups.

To prepare filling, divide chocolate and pecans evenly among muffin cups. Combine 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar and next 6 ingredients (through dash of salt) in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Divide sugar mixture evenly among cups. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned and the filling is set. Run a knife around each tartlet; remove from pan. Lightly brush tartlets with 2 teaspoons bourbon, if desired. Cool completely.

Recipe Source: My Recipes

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  1. chocolate pecans and bourbon? yum! a chocolate pecan pie is on my bucket list so i am bookmarking this :)

    I find your site a little hard to read. I didnt see a heading for this post and it was hard to find the comment part. Just thought you would want to know.

  2. I'll take a whole plate of these please! They sound yummy!

  3. Oh how heavenly! I agree with Erin -- chocolate, pecans and bourbon are an incredible combination.

    It is such a pleasure having you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17! Thank you!



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