Easy Crescent Roll Cherry Tarts Recipe
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Easy Crescent Roll Cherry Tarts Recipe

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Refrigerated crescent rolls simplify preparation of these delightful cherry bites. "I cut the dough into circles with a small juice glass," notes Frances Poste of Wall, South Dakota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup canned cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 134 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Place crescent dough on a lightly floured surface; seal seams and perforations. Cut into 24 pieces; press onto the bottoms and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Place about 1/2 teaspoon in each cup. Combine pie filling and extract; place about 2 teaspoons in each cup.
  3. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Easy Cherry Tarts in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p8

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tiamaeg User ID: 7154456 35012
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"love this one. delicious cold or from the oven warm. hint: use the cherry can as your mixing bowl and save yourself from washing a dish. use the measuring spoons to spoon the ingredients into the cups. I use one to scrape the cream cheese off the other spoon and then as I smear it into the bottom of the cup shaped dough I use the other spoon the keep the dough in the cup. it tends to move around on you. enjoy and good luck making any that last more than 5 seconds! #kids&husbands #thieves"

MY REVIEW User ID: 3490396 85271
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"This has become a family favorite for all get togethers"

pennymg User ID: 5834575 36736
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"Next time I'll use regular muffin tins -- the mini muffin tins overflowed too much and the cherries slide off. Tasty, but didn't look as presentable as the photo."

SusanMarie1956 User ID: 2906299 78011
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2008

"I made these and changed a few things... I won second places in a cook off with these!!!

I used Phyllo Cups insyead of crescents. I added Brie Cheese to cream mixture to cut the sweetness. And I used Fresh Strawberries instead of cherries.

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