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Mini Strawberry Cheese Tarts

June 23, 2011

Mini Strawberry Cheese Tarts

Mini Strawberry Cheese Tarts

I’m on a berry kick.  I was on the rhubarb but I am moving on to berries.  Summer is the time for berries.  They make the perfect dessert on their own but they are also lovely when served with cream.  I remember when I was younger, we would go berry picking, a lot.  Our reward of course was eating the berries.  I recall one of my favorite ways to eat fresh blueberries was in a bowl with milk, oh they were tasty.  After a long day of picking strawberries we usually ate them with fresh whipped cream.

These strawberry cream tarts are a tantalizing summer treat.  They are wonderful with picnics or a barbecue.  They are best served the day they are made and it is an easy recipe to double.  You’ll definitely want to add this to one of your summer menus 🙂

Ingredients and Directions for Mini Strawberry Cheese Tarts

Ingredients and Directions for Mini Strawberry Cheese Tarts

1.  Ingredients

12 unbaked tart shells

1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons sour cream

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the Strawberry Topping

1 cup fresh sliced strawberries

2 tablespoons strawberry jelly, melted

To Prepare the Tarts

Arrange the tart shells on a baking sheet.  Bake at 375 F for 10-12 minutes or until golden.  Cool.

2.  Heat and stir the chocolate chips and butter in a small saucepan on low heat until almost melted.  Remove from heat.  Stir until smooth.

3.  Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and vanilla in a small bowl for about 5 minutes until smooth.

4.  Spoon the chocolate mixture evenly into the bottom of the tart shells.  Chill until set.

To Prepare the Strawberry Topping

5.  Toss the strawberries and jelly in a small bowl until coated.

6.  Spread the cream cheese mixture over the chocolate.  Chill for 1 hour.

Spoon the strawberry topping over the cream cheese mixture.  Chill until set.

Makes 12 tarts

Mini Strawberry Cheese Tarts

Mini Strawberry Cheese Tarts

 These little tarts are perfect on a summer afternoon.  They are light and satisfying.

From our kitchen to yours,
Sydney Jones

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. anjobanjo22 permalink
    June 23, 2011 2:04 pm

    Wow these look really good! I may have to try this out some time! Thanks for sharing.

  2. June 23, 2011 4:05 pm

    I love strawberries. Perfect summer recipe. Thanks

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