Cherry Cheese Tarts

Recipe: Cherry Cheese Tarts

Summary: Puff pastry has become a staple in my kitchen...


  • 1 cup fresh, pitted cherries
  • ½ cup water or cherry juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 sheet puff pastry


  1. Whisk together sugar and flour. Slowly add water or cherry juice and whisk until smooth.
  2. Cook over medium heat until thickened, about 4-5 minutes. Add cherries and continue to cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add almond flavoring. Set aside to cool.
  4. Allow puff pastry to thaw in refrigerator.
  5. Unfold pastry and cut into 9 equal squares. Place pastry squares in muffin or tart tin.
  6. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  7. Drop 1-2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture into pastry cups. Cover cream cheese with cherry pie filling.
  8. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
  9. Best served at room temperature.
Cherry Cheese Tarts

Cherry Cheese Tarts

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