Sweet Cream Berry Tartlets

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, May 3, 2011

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As I mentioned earlier this week, here’s another great idea (well, at least I think they’re pretty awesome…you’ll have to let me know if you agree)  for using the grocery store wonder product we know as mini pre-baked filo shells.  Just like the Baklava Cups, these Sweet Cream Berry Tartlets are a breeze to prepare and can partially be made ahead of time, the cream at least, so they’re great for parties or even a quick dessert for dinner tonight. Assembling them right before show time wouldn’t take long.  I just love how stinkin’ cute they are.

Perfect for strawberry season now and delicious with all the rest of the berries that will be going on sale this summer, these cream tarts are the base for any berry you’d like to top them with.  I added a garnish of chopped mint leaves because I had it on hand, and really loved the added burst of fresh flavor, but it’s totally optional.  You could also garnish with shaved or grated dark chocolate, mmm, especially with strawberries.  Delicious!

Sweet Cream Berry Tartlets

Details
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes.
  • Ready in 15 Minutes.
  • Makes: 30 Pieces
Ingredients
  • 2 boxes pre-baked filo dough tart shells (30 tart shells)
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • berries, for garnish
Directions
  • Place tart shells on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool.
  • Mix cream cheese and sugar until thoroughly combined. Spoon into a resealable bag and snip off one corner of the bag to make a piping bag. Pipe cream mixture into tart shells. Garnish with berries.
  • (Cream can be made ahead and kept in refrigerator until ready to assemble.)

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