Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cranberry Cream Cheese Tarts

After I made that great pie crust last week and baked up the pumpkin pies, I had some pastry left over.

I did make some leaves and stuff to decorate the pies, however there was still a little dough left so I had some fun.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Tarts

I rolled out the dough, then pressed them into these little tart pans.


I then grabbed some cream cheese out of the fridge and softened it in the microwave.     Dumped it into a bowl and mixed in some confectioners sugar, and added a teaspoon or so of Grand Marnier.
Then I took the cheese mixture, spooned it into the tart pans
and dolloped some of my Boozy Cranberry Sauce on top.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Tarts

Recipe:
3 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier

Baked them off until the tops were nicely browned and took them out of the oven.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Tarts

They were so good.

Really good.

But I had to share them.   The bird wanted a taste and after she'd eaten a nice corner of one, she came back for more.  Do you have any idea how much a bird can eat? 

So this recipe is bird approved.   And if you're wondering about the little bit of alcohol in this, it had cooked off long before she got her beak into the pie.

I'm so going to make some more, but next time I'll make enough to share with more than the bird.

Here's the decorated Pumpkin Pies


Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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