Creamy Mini Tarts

Hands-On Time: 1h
Ready In: 1h
Yield: 60 mini tarts
Ease of Prep: Intermediate

Get the great taste of yummy creamy mini tarts for an easy, crowd-pleasing treat.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. BEAT cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla until blended. Spoon about 2 teaspoons into each mini shell. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  2. MAKE a slight indentation in the filling using the back of small round measuring spoon. Fill with 1/2 teaspoon preserves. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. VARIATIONS
  4. FRESH FRUIT: Top mini tarts with fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, bananas, raspberries, cherries, kiwi, grapes or pineapple. Garnish with mint leaves.
  5. HOT FUDGE: Place 2 tablespoons Smucker's® Hot Fudge Topping into corner of resealable plastic bag. Cut small corner off bag. Squeeze to drizzle over top of mini tarts.
  6. PRESERVES: Use different flavors of Smucker's® preserves or orange marmalade to create a colorful assortment. Garnish with mint leaves.
  7. SPECIAL OCCASIONS: Top with various decorator sprinkles or chocolate curls.
  8. CHOCOLATE: Melt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir into filling until blended. Fill mini shells. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
  9. PEANUT BUTTER: Stir 1 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter into filling until smooth and blended. Fill mini shells. Top with foil-wrapped milk chocolate pieces, unwrapped.
  10. MOCHA: Dissolve completely 2 tablespoons Folger's Instant Coffee Crystals® in lemon juice before adding to cream cheese mixture. Fill mini shells. Top with chocolate curls.
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making creamy mini tarts

We loved these! We especially loved the idea of each kid getting to top their own however they wanted to. They loved the creativity they were allowed, and I loved not having to top them all by myself.

decorating creamy mini tarts

Ethan's favorite combo was the banana slice topped with hot chocolate sauce and chocolate chips. Karis: "I like the filling."

creamy mini tarts

No hot surfaces, no knives. This was a great recipe for the kiddos to help with!

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