Cottage Cherry Tarts

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Top Review by DailyInspiration

I liked the idea of these tarts and the ingredients in the dough, but no matter how long I baked them, they didn't brown on top and they were still doughy. Most likely something I may have done wrong. Wish my tarts looked like the picture, but alas they didn't. That won't stop us from eating them though. I think maybe the preserves need to be thicker or maybe drained a bit as they do run during cooking. Thanks for the post. Made for Fall PAC, 2012.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening, chilled and sliced
  • 1 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar Smucker's® Orchard's Finest® Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves


  1. HEAT oven to 350°F Mix flour and salt in a medium bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture with pastry blender. Cut in cottage cheese and vanilla until a firm dough is formed.
  2. SPRINKLE counter with powdered sugar. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch squares. Fill with 1/2 teaspoon preserves. Overlap opposite corners; seal tightly. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. BAKE 14 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Arrange on serving platter; sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

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