Pumpkin nut cups

Yield: 24 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Unsalted butter, softened
1 pack (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 cup Flour
½ cup Brown sugar, packed
¼ cup Canned pumpkin
1 \N Egg yolk
1 tablespoon Half and half, light cream or milk
4 teaspoons Unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon Rum
1 teaspoon Vanilla
⅛ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
½ cup Pecans, coarsely chopped
¼ cup Brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon Unsalted butter, melted

In a medium mixer bowl beat the ½ cup butter and the cream cheese with an electric mixer till well blended. Stir in flour. Divide dough into 24 balls, 1" in diameter, and press the dough evenly into the bottom and up the sides of 24 1¾" muffin tins. Bake in a 325 oven to 10 minutes.

Combine the ½ cup brown sugar, pumpkin, egg yolk, cream or milk, the 4 teaspoons of butter, rum vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon into warm prebaked cups. Stir together nuts, remaining brown sugar, and remaining butter; sprinkle over pumpkin mixture.

Bake in a 325 oven for 25 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Loosen and remove cups from tins. Serve warm or cool. Makes 24.

Posted to FOODWINE Digest 17 Dec 96 Recipe by: Laura Hunter

From: Laura Hunter <LHunter722@...> Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 11:31:50 -0500

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