Fruit Tarts

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • Ingredients

    CHEESE TART SHELLS

  • 1/2 cupvegetable shortening
  • 5ouncesAmerican cheese spread, 1 Jar
  • 1 1/2 cupsunbleached flour
  • FILLING

  • 2navel oranges, Peel & Section
  • 1 (8 1/4 ounce) cans pineapple, Crushed
  • 1/4 cupsugar
  • 5teaspoonscornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 cuporange juice
  • 1tablespoonlemon juice
  • 3/4 cupcheddar cheese, Sharp, Shredded
  • Directions

  • 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.
  • Reviews

  • “If not for the shells tasting like a cheez-it cracker this would have been a five-star.The filling was wonderful and I’ll be making it again but using a regular tart crust.I did omit the grated cheese topping.TFS”

  • “It was bad”

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