Blackberry Cream Cheese Tarts
yield: 22 SERVINGS
prep time: 25 MINUTES
cook time: 16 MINUTES
total time: 41 MINUTES
Squares of pie crust with cream cheese and blackberry filling make for a yummy treat or brunch item!
- 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
- 2 pre-made refrigerated pie crust dough (or homemade equivalent)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- blackberry jam (or your favorite jam)
- all-purpose flour (for dusting rolling surface)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prep a cookie sheet with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
In a mixing bowl, cream together powdered sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract.
Unroll the pie crust on a floured surface. With a pizza cutter or knife, cut crust into 3-inch squares. If you have scraps, just roll out more squares using a rolling pin. I was able to make about 11 squares per pie crust.
Place a scant teaspoon of cream cheese in each square on the diagonal, followed by a teaspoon of the jam.
Fold sides in and pinch it together a little in the middle so they stay closed.
Place on the baking sheet and bake for 16-17 minutes until crust is lightly browned.
This recipe makes about 22 tarts in total. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store leftovers in a covered container in the fridge (they are also great served cold!)
Recipe idea adapted from diethood.com