cherry tarts

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"At our house, we celebrate George Washington's birthday with this cherry dessert."

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  • add   4 tablespoons cold water
  • add   4 drops red food coloring (optional)
  • add   1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • add   1 tablespoon butter
  • add   3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • add   3/4 cup sugar
  • add   1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • add   1/2 cup shortening
  • add   1/2 teaspoon salt
  • add   2 (14.5 ounce) cans pitted tart cherries


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add enough water until dough forms a ball. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut out eight 5-in. circles. Place each over an inverted custard cup on an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; flute edges. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing tart shells from custard cups; cool completely on wire racks.
  3. For filling, in a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Drain cherries, reserving 1 cup juice. Set cherries aside. Stir reserved juice into the sugar mixture until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the cherries, butter, almond extract and food coloring if desired. Cool to room temperature. Spoon about 1/4 cup filling into each tart shell.

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humaifang 12:44, 04 Oct 2008

This is a great recipe! Thanks for adding it.

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