Dazzling Mini Pear Tarts

Dazzling Mini Pear Tarts

Ingredients

Tools

  • 4-inch Round Tart Pans
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Rolling Pin

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granola cereal, crushed*
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Filling

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 large pears, thinly sliced
  • Fresh berries
  • Granola cereal, crushed*
  • Lemon zest curls, if desired

* Place granola in resealable food storage bag. Crush with rolling pin.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In small bowl, combine crust ingredients.
  3. Pat into four 4-inch round tart pans. Place on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and zest; blend well.
  7. Divide evenly among tarts.
  8. Arrange pear slices and berries over filling.
  9. Sprinkle with crushed granola and lemon zest curls, if desired.
  10. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Wilton Industries

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