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okay like I totally apologize for not sending you the butter tart recipe but I just plain forgot. Too busy and kids way sick before xmas! i tried to send you a pm, but it wouldn't load. PO is having issues today I think.

Baby Butter Pecan Tarts

36 mini tart shells
1/4 c. butter, melted and cooled
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. corn syrup (I use golden)
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (use RealLemon if you don't have fresh lemons)
pecan halves (enough for 2 halves per tart)

Preheat to 375. Place tart shells on baking sheets. Stir butter with brown sugar. Stir in corn syrup, eggs vanilla and lemon juice till blended. Spoon mixture into shells until two thirds full. Place two pecan halves on top of each tart. Bake on bottom rack for 12 to 15 min until pastry is golden. Done!

Hope you find this useful, though xmas is over. I entertain a fair bit and these are easy peasy lemon squeezy (as DD likes to say).

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OMG those sound heavenly, thank you! I wouldn't have even tried them before now anyway. I tried two batches of holiday cookies & both were miserable failures for some reason so I gave up baking for a while.

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"Spacers" wrote:

OMG those sound heavenly, thank you! I wouldn't have even tried them before now anyway. I tried two batches of holiday cookies & both were miserable failures for some reason so I gave up baking for a while.

Trust me, this is no-fail all the way Smile Well, as long as you don`t forget about what`s in the oven!

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You should put a warning up before you post something so provocative. Now the pregnant lady who can't have sweets (I have GD) is literally drooling thinking about a Butter Pecan Tart....:lol:

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

You should put a warning up before you post something so provocative. Now the pregnant lady who can't have sweets (I have GD) is literally drooling thinking about a Butter Pecan Tart....:lol:

Wow. Only 12 weeks to go! Seems like just yesterday you got preggers. How`s it going? "/$%%?ing stupid french accent $hit. Baby moving around lots and are you feeling good? Jeez, stupid stupid stupid computer.

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

You should put a warning up before you post something so provocative. Now the pregnant lady who can't have sweets (I have GD) is literally drooling thinking about a Butter Pecan Tart....:lol:

LMAO!

I'll bet these would freeze pretty well, you could have one each day right before taking a long walk. Blum 3

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"Spacers" wrote:

LMAO!

I'll bet these would freeze pretty well, you could have one each day right before taking a long walk. Blum 3

And the beauty is that they`re only 2 bites, so way less guilt. Wink

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True. I have been having sugar free pudding every night for dessert, so maybe I could step up my game. Smile

Things are going well! Baby is active, and I feel good, so over all it's been a pretty easy pregnancy (although I had a SCH during the first 12 weeks that probably took a few months off of my life expectancy in pure stress.) Smile Thanks for asking!

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

True. I have been having sugar free pudding every night for dessert, so maybe I could step up my game. Smile

Things are going well! Baby is active, and I feel good, so over all it's been a pretty easy pregnancy (although I had a SCH during the first 12 weeks that probably took a few months off of my life expectancy in pure stress.) Smile Thanks for asking!

Forgive, but what`s an SCH? Get you about the stress. After 2 pre-term labours we are done.done.done. Plus, I have neither the energy or desire for another newborn! Smile

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Subchorionic hematoma - basically a little blood clot between the placenta and the uterus that bled red blood nearly every day for 6 weeks. That on top of my history (I lost the last two pregnancies before this one - each time with red blood spotting before the loss) and it's pretty safe to say that I may have gotten a few grey hairs over the whole thing. But things are good now. How early were your two?

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Subchorionic hematoma - basically a little blood clot between the placenta and the uterus that bled red blood nearly every day for 6 weeks. That on top of my history (I lost the last two pregnancies before this one - each time with red blood spotting before the loss) and it's pretty safe to say that I may have gotten a few grey hairs over the whole thing. But things are good now. How early were your two?

With DD I went into PTL at 22.5 weeks - 1.5 cm dilated and 100% effaced. A week in hospital with all the shots they could give to stop labour and mature her lungs. After the rest of my pg on bedrest I delivered at 38 weeks - 8 lbs 11 oz, and thank GOD she wasn#t to term. With DS I was 2 cm dilated at 28 weeks, another bedrest. At 35 weeks I was 5 cm dialated and delivered at 37 weeks (broke my water), 8 lbs 4 oz. And again, I am thankful I didn#t go to term. I can grow #em, just have a hard time keeping them in. It felt like DS was going to fall out of me for those few weeks before he was born.

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Oh my gosh, thank goodness you were able to keep them to term (or close enough!) How scary. I don't blame you at all for deciding that two is just fine. Smile

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Oh gosh you two make me feel like a whiny baby. I had my kids at 36 weeks and 36 and 6. After 1 miscarriage I bled brown blood until week 8-10 with both. I thought that was scary. Power to you ladies.

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Mmm butter tarts. I love butter tarts. No one else in my family likes them though, they are so sweet. They do freeze well though, I baked some 3 years ago and took out one a week for months.

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I'm going to try these over the weekend but with chopped walnuts instead of pecan pieces, just because I have chopped walnuts to use up. Smile