Happy Independence Day!
This is the perfect dessert to take to your 4th of July parties or BBQs! The little tartlets are star-shaped and filled with red cherry filling and blueberry filling. Very patriotic! Sweet Stackers made it easy to store the bite-sized desserts stacked and in one container without messing the tops. They are ready to transport to a party!
The tartlets were very easy to put together because they were made from refrigerated pie crust. Preheat the oven to 350º. Rollout the dough. Using a 2.5 inch star cookie cutter, the star-shaped dough pieces were gently pressed into a lightly greased mini-muffin tin and baked for 7-8 minutes. Remove the little tartlet cups to cool.
The tartlets can be filled with any flavor pie filling. But, to keep with the patriotic holiday, I wanted to alternate red and blue filling. I actually had some cherry pie filling on hand and I filled half of the tartlet cups with a little dollop of cherry. Then I made a batch of homemade blueberry filling.
Blueberry Pie Filling
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 TB corn starch
- 2 TB butter
Place all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat to cool.
Once the remaining tartlets were filled, the following cream cheese filling was piped on top.
Cream Cheese Filling
- 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons butter , softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Using an electric mixer, on high, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy. Lower the speed and add vanilla, then gradually add the sugar.
Sweet Stackers are a handy way to store bite-sized desserts and cookies in one container to maximize the container space. The stackable trays convert your food storage container into multi-level. Tartlets fit perfectly in two layers in a 3″ deep container without messing the filling or having them stick together. Visit sweetstackers.com for more details on the product, sizes available and where to purchase them. Great thing is that they are reusable and ready to use for your next summer party!
Hope you enjoy the holiday with your family & friends!