Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mini Cheese Cake Tarts with Sugar Free Preserves



Mini Cheese Cake Tarts with various Sugar Free Preserves.
(Raspberry, Strawberry, Apricot, and Lemon Curd)
My cheese cake recipe is light, not to heavy or dense.   
This is a wonderful summer time dessert.  Enjoy!
Ingredients
Servings (10 tarts)      Prep Time : 15 minutes    Cooking Time: about 50 minutes for each batch
 
   
Ingredients
Tart Shell Pan

Step 1 

Preheat oven 300 degrees
Spray tart pan with a little Bakers Joy Non-stick spray.


 In large mixing bowl, beat Philadelphia Cream Cheese until nice and fluffy, then   gradually add sweetened condense milk and beat until smooth.  Add lemon juice and vanilla blend well.   Add eggs (one at a time) mixer should be medium low speed, then add corn starch and mix well. 

 See note below about over beating your cheese cake mixture.

   Step 2

Pour cheese cake mixture in your prepared tart pans and bake for 45 - 50 minutes.  When done your mini tart shells should have light brown edges and they will start to separate from tart pan.

  Step 3

Let tart shells cool in pan for about 30 minutes, then remove them carefully and let continue to cool on a cake rack. Before topping them let cool in the fridge for about 2 hours.

   Step 4

When ready to serve, top each tart shell with preserves and garnish with fresh fruit depending on type of preserves you are using.
 
Note - When preparing cheese cake filling, it's very important to stir or beat gently after adding each egg.  I add a little corn starch to help stabilize my cheese cake batter.  Overzealous stirring or beating will incorporate air in your batter and this will cause your cheese cake to puff and fall when baking, this will cause cracks.



 




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7 comments:

  1. Carol these are absolute masterpieces in minature!! They are not only beautiful but look amazingly good!! Can't wait to try these on my husband!! Thanks for the info on the molds to make them.

    Have been gone awhile and have got to get back to posting. And I have SO much catching up to do on my friends blogs (like yours)!!

    Nann

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  2. Thank you Nann, I hope all is well with you !

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  4. These look delicious. I would love it if you submit this recipe to a link party at
    http://quickasianrecipes.com/2012/06/24/piquant-potluck-quick-asian-recipes/

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  5. Thank you Ashish, I went to your site and added my link. Thank you for stopping by.

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  6. absolutely lovely to admire from my screen Carol and I am confident they are just as scrumptious to taste!

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  7. These are just AWESOME
    I just have to pin-it

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