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.


Total Time: 10 minutes

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.

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Mini Tarts

Yield: 15 tarts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

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.

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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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.

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

  1. These nobake mini cheesecakes look spectacular!

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

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

  4. 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!

  5. These mini blueberry cheesecake tarts look delicious! Thanks for the recipe. :)
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  6. 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!

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

      • 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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  8. I was wondering if I could make them tonight and serve tomorrow afternoon? I don’t know if they will soak through the longer they sit……..thank you!

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