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Cherry Almonds Tartlets

Written by Andrea Published on 26 March 2015 Category: BlogRecipes
 Recipe Mar 24 Cherry almond tartlets Copy


6 or 12 paper baking molds 
(2.5- or 4-inch diameter) 
Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups sliced almonds, divided
1 cup ­our flour
1/3 cup butter
2 tablespoons honey
3 cups cherries, pitted, 
halved and divided
½ cup water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon almond extract
¼ cup dark chocolate 
(chips or chopped bar)
4 ounces Neufchatel cheese 
or cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons honey
1½ cups light whipped topping



Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat baking molds with cooking spray. 
In a food processor, combine 1¾ cups almonds, flour and butter. Blend until the nuts are ­finely chopped. Drizzle in honey and blend until a dough forms.
Fill the bottom and sides of each mold with dough, pressing it with the back of a spoon to evenly distribute (about ¼ inch thick). 
Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool on a rack.
To prepare the filling, blend cream cheese and honey. Add whipped topping and stir until evenly blended. Place a spoonful of filling in each cooled crust. Refrigerate while making the topping.
In a blender, puree 1 cup cherry halves, water and cornstarch. Pour into a small saucepan, set over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until it is thickened and shiny. Remove from the heat. When cool, fold in the remaining cherries and almond extract.
Spoon cherries and sauce onto each tartlet. Sprinkle with almonds. Melt chocolate and drizzle over each tartlet.
Makes 6-12 servings.