*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Chocolate Cherry Tarts
 
 Recipe By     : Elizabeth Powell
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tablespoons   butter
      1/2  cup           sugar
    1      square        baking chocolate -- melted
    1                    egg
      1/2  teaspoon      vanilla
    1 1/4  cups          all-purpose flour
      1/8  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    8      ounces        cream cheese
      1/2  cup           sugar
    1                    egg
      1/2  cup           maraschino cherries -- finely chopped
   24                    maraschino cherry halves
 
      Cream butter and sugar; blend in melted chocolate. Add egg and vanilla;
 beat well. Sift dry ingredients together and blend into chocolate mixture.
 Roll pastry to 1/8-inch thickness on lightly floured pastry cloth. Cut
 circles with 3-inch cookie cutter and place in buttered tartlet pans or
 shallow muffin tins.
      Blend cream cheese, sugar, and egg; fold in chopped cherries. Place 1
 tablespoon filling in each tart. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
 Remove from oven, top with cherry half. Chill.
 
 Yield: approximately 2 dozen tarts.
 
                    
 
 
 
 
 
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