these tarts are my favorite holiday goodies. i got this recipe when i was in high school from my best friend's mother, dode knepp.(some 50+ years ago) i think that she had to make an extra recipe just for me. i have made them every year. they can be made ahead of time as they keep well in a tight container and in a cool place.
2 cups sugar
1 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cup raisins, cooked and drained
1 cup black walnuts, chopped
3 cups english walnuts, choppednutmeg
mix first 4 ingredients together. cook and drain raisins and add to the mixture. add all the walnuts. line muffin tins with your favorite pie crust recipe. ( i cheated and bought it this year. it took three packages of the prepared dough for this recipe)
|molly the dolly is a big help|
i use medium and small muffin tins. they also can be made in regular size muffin tins. i just find them too large.
this recipe made 6 dozen chess pies.
fill the pie crust 3/4 full and sprinkle with a bit of nutmeg. bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until crusts and tops are lightly browned.