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chess tarts

ktmoomau | Mar 1, 200804:03 PM

Someone on the DC thread request that I post my Mom's recipe for chess tarts, I think she wanted a pie recipe which I assume would be similar if anyone has it I am sure she would appreciate it. We always make these at Christmas and they are so good:

Pastry Dough for Cuisinart:
2 2/3 C. Flour
2 sticks very cold butter cut into 1" pieces
2 t. salt (less if butter is salted)
1/2 C. Ice Water

Using metal blade add flour, salt, and butter process for 8-10 seconds until looks like coarse meal. While running pour water in and mix until ball forms. Shape into 2 balls refridgerate. Take from fridge and press into tart pan holes. Yield 8 doz tarts.

Filling for tarts:
3/4 C. brown sugar
3/4 C. white sugar
3 T. flour
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 C. milk
1 stick margarine
dash salt

Mix ingredients in bowl and put in shells. Bake until set at 350 degrees. Makes 5 doz tarts.

Sorry the recipe is a little sparse that is how most of my family recipes are we make most stuff from memory. Others might have something more detailed, but thinking about it I can't really think of anything else and I don't remember the time.

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