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She can bake a cherry pie “quick as a cat can wink it’s eye” with these super easy, mini-sized, kid-pleasing fresh cherry tarts! Get cooking in style with an adorable little cherry blossom printed apron http://kidscookingshop.com/print-apron-cherry-blossom or a red and gold snappy-striped apron http://kidscookingshop.com/apron-yipes-stripes.All at Kids Cooking Shop!

Kids Recipe President’s Day-Fresh Cherry Tarts

Ingredients

Makes 8 individual tarts

8 pre-made individual graham cracker crusts

6 ounces cream cheese or mascarpone, room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

¼ cup

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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream and more fresh cherries.
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