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                                Fruit Tarts
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese                           Fruits
                 Pies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           Vegetable Shortening
    5      ounces        American Cheese Spread -- 1 Jar
    1 1/2  cups          Unbleached Flour
    2                    Navel Oranges -- Peel & Section
    8 1/4  ounces        Pineapple; Crushed -- 1 Cn
      1/4  cup           Sugar
    5      teaspoons     Cornstarch
      1/8  teaspoon      Salt
      1/2  cup           Orange Juice
      3/4  cup           Cheddar; Sharp -- Shredded
    1      tablespoon    Lemon Juice
 
 CHEESE TART SHELLS: Combine the shortening and cheese spread in a medium bowl. 
Cut flour into the cheese mixture with two knives until well blended.  Shape into
a roll 1 1/4-inch in diameter and 12 inches long.
 Wrap completely in waxed paper or plastic wrap.
 Refrigerate for 1 hour or longer.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove the
dough from the refrigerator and unwrap. Slice 1/8-inch thick. Using 12 (2
3/4-inch) muffin cups or 3-inch tart pans, place 1 slice of dough in the bottom
of each.  Overlap 5 slices around the outside of each. Gently press together. 
Pierce the bottoms and sides with a fork.
 Bake 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven until lightly browned. Cool in the
pans on a rack and gently remove the shells when cold to the touch. FILLING: Cut
each orange section into 3 pieces and set aside.
 Drain the pineapple, reserving the syrup.  Combine the pineapple syrup, orange
juice, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Stir in the rest of the ingredients except
the cheddar cheese, and cook, stirring gently, over medium heat until the mixture
thickens and bubbles.
 Stir in the orange pieces and pineapple. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Spoon
the chilled filling into the baked tart shells and sprinkle each tart with about
1 Tbls of the cheddar cheese.
 Refrigerate until serving time.
 
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