Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Italian Pastry

Italian Pastry

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From the kitchen of Pat Raico

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
25 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


3 ounces cream cheese
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees.


  1. Mix cream cheese, flour, and butter and refrigerate at least one hour.

  2. Roll into 24 balls.

  3. Put in tiny cupcake pans, form around cup with fingers.


  1. Mix egg, light brown sugar, vanilla, salt and chopped nuts.

  2. Put into prepared pie shells (fill 1/2 full).

  3. Bake for 25 minutes.


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