*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          CHERRY CHEESECAKE TARTS
 
 Recipe By     : DESSERT SHOW #DS3041
 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    :
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         Almond pastry:
      1/4  cup           butter
      3/4  cup           flour
    2      tablespoons   finely chopped almonds
    1      tablespoon    sugar
    1      Dash          salt
                         Maraschino cheesecake tarts:
    1      package       lowfat cream cheese --  softened
    2      tablespoons   sugar
    1                    egg
    1 1/2  teaspoons     lemon juice
      1/2  teaspoon      grated lemon peel
      1/4  teaspoon      almond extract
      1/2  cup           drained chopped cherries --  fresh or frozen
                         Apricot preserves
 
 Almond pastry for tarts: mix together flour, chopped almonds, sugar, and
 salt. Cut butter into
 mixture until texture resembles coarse crumbs.
 Tarts: preheat oven to 400 degrees. Press 1 tablespoon almond pastry into 2
 1/2 inch tart pans.
 Prick pastry with fork. Bake 5-10 minutes until lightly browned. Beat cream
 cheese and sugar
 until smooth. Add egg, lemon juice, lemon peel and almond extract and blend
 well. Spoon 1
 teaspoon cherries over pastry. Pour cream cheese mixture over cherries.
 Reduce oven
 temperature to 350 degrees. Bake 12-15 minutes or until cream cheese layer
 is set. Cool
 completely before removing from tart pans. Top each tart with warmed apricot
 preserves.
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