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Kids Recipe President’s Day-Fresh Cherry Tarts
Makes 8 individual tarts
8 pre-made individual graham cracker crusts
6 ounces cream cheese or mascarpone, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 pound fresh sweet cherries, such as Bing, pitted and halved
2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
Let’s Make Tarts!
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese, vanilla, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Slowly add cream, and beat until combined. With a spatula equally divide the cream cheese mixture between the 8 tarts crusts and spread mixture across the bottom crust of each one. Divide cherries equally and Scatter on top of each tart. Set aside while preparing glaze.
- In a small saucepan, combine jam and 1 teaspoon fresh orange juice; heat over low until liquefied, about 2 minutes. Using a pastry brush, brush cherries gently with glaze. Refrigerate tarts for one hour before serving.
- Garnish with whipped cream and more fresh cherries.