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Cream Cheese Pastry

  • 3 ounces soft cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sifted flour


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cream Cheese Pastry: Blend cream cheese and butter.
  2. Stir in salt and flour. Chill.
  3. Press dough on bottoms and sides of 24 tiny ungreased tins or into 12 muffin tins.
  4. Prepare Filling.
  5. Filling: Beat eggs slightly.
  6. Combine sugar and flour. Add to eggs, mixing well.
  7. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Into shells, dividing equally, spoon 3/4 cup strawberry preserves.
  8. Spoon the filling over this.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes at 325 degrees F or until filling is set.

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