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                                CHERRY TARTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pies                             Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    No. 2 can (2 1/2 cups) tart
                         -red
                         Pitted cherries
      1/2   c            Sugar
    2       tb           Cornstarch
    3                    Or 4 drops almond extract
    6                    Drops red food coloring
    4                    Baked pastry shells
 
   Drain cherries; add water to cherry liquid to make 1 cup. Combine sugar and
   cornstarch; slowly stir in liquid. Cook, stirring constantly, till thick.
   Add almond extract and food coloring. Cool to lukewarm. Spoon cherries into
   tarts and pour the cornstarch mixture over, chill. Trim tops with baked
   pastry star cutouts.
   
   Add vanilla. Stir in confectioners' sugar till frosting is of consistency
   to pour.
   
   These tart shells are fixed in a twinkling! Roll pastry  1/8 inch. Cut in
   rounds and fit over little star molds, trim edges and prick as shown. Place
   on cooky sheet and bake in very hot oven (450ø) 10 minutes or till golden
   brown. Cool shells; spoon in cherry Filling.
  
 
 
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