Cottage Cherry Tarts

READY IN: 24mins
YIELD: 4 dozen


  • 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
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1
    (12 ounce) jar Smucker's® Orchard's Finest® Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.