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Easy Crescent Roll Cherry Tarts

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
    2 dozen


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 134 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • tiamaeg
    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

  • vavsandiego
    Nov 23, 2012

    This has become a family favorite for all get togethers

  • pennymg
    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
    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.SusanThanks!!!