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Cherry Cream Tarts

This recipe is one of my favorites. It can be made for holidays, wedding receptions...or anytime a special dessert is needed. —Michelle Mirich, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Maraschino cherries, quartered

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Combine the flour and confectioners’ sugar; add to creamed mixture and beat until a soft dough forms. Shape into 1-in. balls. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of ungreased 2-in. tart pans or miniature muffin cups.
  • If using tart pans, place on baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add whipped topping; beat until smooth. Pipe into tart shells. Top each with a cherry piece.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 223 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • JAMSquared
    Jan 21, 2014

    I made these for a MOPS brunch. Everyone liked them and one person asked for the recipe. Anytime I get asked for a recipe is a win in my book.