Cranberry Cheesecake Tartlets Recipe
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Cranberry Cheesecake Tartlets Recipe

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Ordinary cranberry sauce becomes extraordinary when spooned on top of a cheesecake filling inside a nutty crust. The recipe comes from our Test Kitchen.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 tartlet equals 651 calories, 43 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 257 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  1. In a food processor, combine the almonds, flour and sugar; cover and process until blended. Add butter; cover and process until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
  2. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of four greased 4-in. tart pans with removable bottoms. Bake at 350° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and mix well. Fold in whipped topping.
  4. Spoon into crusts. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Just before serving, top with cranberry sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Cheesecake Tartlets in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p147

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"I'm not a fan of cranberries, but this was a delicious mix of flavors!"

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