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Sweet Cream Cheese Cranberry Tartlets

A sweet and creamy cranberry cream cheese mixture baked to perfection over thin, flanky layers of golden puff pastry.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipe, holiday recipe
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24 tartlets
Calories 158 kcal
Author Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup white cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries + 24 more for topping, optional-- These can be found in the produce section.
  • 1 box Puff Pastry (2 sheets)- only one sheet is needed for this recipe 17.3 oz.
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Instructions

  1. Remove one sheet of puff pastry from the freezer and let it thaw a bit to prevent it from breaking when unfolded.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the cheeses, powdered sugar, and fresh cranberries.
  3. Place the cheese mixture in a small casserole dish and heat, covered, for 25 minutes. Remove from the heat but keep the oven on.
  4. Stir the cheese mixture so as to break down the baked cranberries a bit to create light pink swirls and distribute the cranberries throughout the mixture.
  5. Roll the puff pastry out on a floured surface until it's 12 inches x 12 inches. Cut into 24 rectangles, they don't have to be perfect, but aim for:

  6. Three cuts across the top: 3 inches apart.
  7. Five cuts down the side: 2 inches apart.
  8. Lightly coat 24 mini muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray. Press the puff pastries into each tin (again, they don't have to be perfect).
  9. Use a cookie scoop if you have one, (or a spoon) and drop about 1/2 Tablespoon of cream cheese mixture into the center of each puff pastry. Top each with an additional fresh cranberry if you choose.
  10. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the pastry has puffed up and is a light, golden-brown. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Use a fork to gently remove and place onto a serving plate.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Cream Cheese Cranberry Tartlets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Potassium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.