This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
Don't forget to check Shirley's blog.
(by Aunt Betty [Herman] Arnold)
12 oz. Philly Cream Cheese (put in microwave 20 seconds if using directly from refrigerator)
1 lb. butter (room temp. -- if using from refrigerator, microwave each stick for 9 seconds)
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour (measure before sifting)
Mix together by hand in a large bowl. Press mixture into bottom and
sides of each of the 24 cups in the miniature nut cup/muffin pan
holes. (This is a special pan, normally called mini-muffin or nut cup
pan and has 24 open cup spaces).
For the filling:
1 One lb. box of Domino dark brown sugar
5 eggs slightly beaten
1 tsp. imitation vanilla
4 tsp. melted butter
Mix altogether with a spoon until it's runny like syrup.
Chop 1 1/2 cups of pecans.
Cover the bottom of each nut cup with chopped pecans. Put syrup in
each cup on top of the nuts until each cup on the pan is half
full. Sprinkle remaining pecans over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees until brown. This varies by oven, so keep watching
until tops look brown and crispy.