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Citrus Cream Tartlets Recipe

Citrus Cream Tartlets Recipe

This rich and creamy dessert is especially nice for company. It's attractive and easy to serve, and much of it can be made ahead of time. The citrus flavor is refreshing after a full-course meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons each orange, lemon and lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon each grated orange, lemon and lime peel

Directions

  • 1. In a food processor, combine the nuts, sugar and flour; cover and process until blended. Add butter; blend until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
  • 2. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of two greased 4-in. tartlet pans with removable bottoms. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, citrus juices and peels; beat until blended.
  • 4. Spoon into crusts. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 655 calories, 52 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 331 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.