These squares are fast and easy to make. They taste like butter tarts but do not take as long to make. I made these yesterday and they were ready to eat in a couple of hours. They are a big hit whenever I make them.
1In a medium bowl, combine flour and granulated sugar; cut in butter with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs are formed. Press into a 9 inch square pan. Bake at 350 F. 10 minutes, let cool 10 minutes.
1In a medium bowl, beat together eggs and brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour over base, return to oven and bake 25-30 minutes or until middle is set. Cool; cut into squares. Yield: 25 squares.
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