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No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Mini Tarts

I thought I’d go with a “Happy Endings” type recipe for this Friday. These are sweet, easy, and cute … the perfect conclusion to the week.

These two-bite tarts (three if you’re daintier than me) are ideal for entertaining – they’re easy finger food, they look great, and they take – I’m not kidding – not even 10 minutes to make. Taste-wise, the filling is just right. Sour cream, cream cheese, whipping cream, lemon zest, brown sugar, and a little vanilla. It’s the perfect base for those beautiful bursts of blueberries.

You can find these great little phyllo cups in the freezer desserts section at most grocery stores. You could also make them yourself by baking little rounds of phyllo in mini-muffin cups, if you’re so inclined. Me, I’ve been feeling a little lazy this week, so the cute little pre-made cups were perfect, and I didn’t have to turn on the hot oven. Score.

Make some for your next party, or just when you need a little something special.

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No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Mini Tarts

These two-bite tarts (three if you're daintier than I) are ideal for entertaining - they're perfect finger food, they look great, and they take - I'm not kidding - not even 10 minutes to make. Taste-wise, the filling is just right. Sour cream, cream cheese, whipping cream, lemon zest, brown sugar, and a little vanilla. It's the perfect base for those beautiful bursts of blueberries.

Yield: 15 tarts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 heaping teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 15 mini phyllo tart shells
  • About 1/2 cup blueberries (45 blueberries), rinsed and dried

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl with an electric hand mixer or in a stand mixer afixed with the paddle attachment, beat together the brown sugar, sour cream, and vanilla on medium speed until smooth, about one minute.
  2. Add the cream cheese and lemon zest and continue beating until smooth, about one more minute.
  3. Add the heavy whipping cream and beat for about one more minute until slightly fluffy and smooth.
  4. Fill mini tart shells with cream cheese filling. You can spoon in the filling, or place the filling in a freezer bag, snip off the end, and pipe it in.
  5. Top each tart with three blueberries. Serve.

Adapted from Gourmet magazine

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11 Responses to “No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Mini Tarts”

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes posted on June 23, 2012 at 5:34 am

    These nobake mini cheesecakes look spectacular!

  2. Riley posted on June 23, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Eating is so muchmorefun when it’s in miniature form! Thanks for sharing, these look great!

  3. Jen @ Savory Simple posted on June 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

    These are beautiful!

  4. Paula's Plate posted on June 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    These look great, I can’t wait to try them for the fourth!

  5. Phaedra posted on June 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Do you think I could swap the sour cream out with greek yougurt, and I may replace the brown sugar with stevia or maple sugar. They sound very yummy!

    • Kare replied on June 29th, 2012 on 12:37 pm

      I think that sounds fab! They’re very adaptable – give it a go and please let me know how they turn out!

  6. Lee Ann posted on June 28, 2012 at 4:07 am

    These mini blueberry cheesecake tarts look delicious! Thanks for the recipe. :)
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  7. Paula's Plate posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I made your tarts yesterday and they were WONDERFUL! I blogged about them here:
    http://paulasplate.blogspot.com/2012/06/two-bite-tarts.html
    Thanks for such a quick and easy treat!

    • Kare replied on June 29th, 2012 on 12:39 pm

      So glad you liked them! I love that you added a bit of strawberry to yours (and “Two-Bite Tarts” is a great name!)

      • Paula's Plate replied on July 25th, 2012 on 6:42 pm

        Hey! I was on the Athen’s Fillo website today and they have a July contest going on for “Summer Recipes” using their mini fillo cups. I remember making your mini cheesecake bites and blogging about them several weeks ago, and I thought that you should TOTALLY enter your recipe, it is so good! I am not sure if you are into cooking contests, but if you are, you should check it out. I just submitted one earlier today for my tomato tartlets, it’s super easy to enter and never hurts to try!
        ps i don’t work for athens or anything, I just really liked your tarts and I think you have a great shot :-) Here is the link info if you are interested: http://phyllo.com/contest/
        Have a great day!

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