July 31, 2017

{Easy} Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

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{Easy} Lemon Cheesecake Tarts


Need a 'sweet treat' to bring to a party, work or a potluck?
Then Easy Lemon Cheesecake Tarts are just what your looking for.
Made with convenient, store bought ingredients,
they are fast, easy to prepare and delicious too.

A tart is a pastry crust with shallow sides, a filling and no top crust.
It's typically made in a tart pan.
The filling can be sweet such as fruit or a sweet custard.
It can be savory like meat, cheese or a savory custard.
Depending on the type of tart,
the pastry shell can be baked and
then filled or filled and then baked.
Tarts can be bite-size and often served as hors d'oeuvre or
individual size, sometimes called tartlets.
They can be used as appetizers, entrees or desserts



Easy Lemon Cheesecake Tarts are made with:
Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Sheets,
Philadelphia "Ready to Eat" Cheesecake Filling,
(you don't even have to cook this yummy stuff) and
Wilderness Lemon Pie Filling.
You can use cherry or blueberry pie filling too.
Talk about Easy!


Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Cups or
Shells can be used in place of the puff pastry sheets.
Garnish these tarts with a spring of fresh mint if desired.


{Easy} Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

  • 1 (17.3 oz) package puff pastry sheets, thawed (Pepperidge Farms)
  • 1 tub (24 oz) 'ready to eat' cheesecake filling (Philadelphia)*
  • 1 can (15 oz) lemon pie filling (Wilderness)*
  • mint sprigs, for garnish
Cooking Directions
  1. Remove frozen pastry sheet(s) from box and paper wrapping.
  2. Thaw pastry sheet(s) at room temperature for no more than 40 minutes or until pastry unfolds easily. Thawed sheets should still be cold. Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Remove parchment paper. Cut into 3 strips along fold marks. Cut each strip in half, 12 rectangles total. 
  3. Preheat oven to 400ยบ
  4. Lightly grease one 12 cup muffin tin pan. Press one rectangle into each muffin tin. 
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until pastries are golden brown. Cool pastries on wire rack until cool. Set aside.
  6. Spoon cheesecake filling evenly into baked, cooled tarts.
  7. Spoon a small amount of lemon pie filling onto cheesecake filling. Refrigerate for 10 to 20 minutes. Garnish each tart with a sprig of fresh mint, serve immediately.
*May not use all of the 'ready to eat' filling or pie filling.



Lemon, Cheesecake, Tart, Dessert
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