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Easy Crescent Roll Cherry Tarts Recipe

Easy Crescent Roll Cherry Tarts Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Easy Crescent Roll Cherry Tarts

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MY REVIEW
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
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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.
Susan
Thanks!!!"

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