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My Little Tartlets

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Ingredients
For crust:
  All-purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cake flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  70% buttermilk vegetable oil spread 6 Tablespoon, cut into pieces and chilled
  Cold water 11 Teaspoon (3 Tablespoons + 1 To 2 Teaspoons More As Required)
For filling:
  Reduced fat cream cheese 3 Ounce
  Reduced fat ricotta cheese 6 Tablespoon
  Confectioners sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Pure vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For glaze and topping:
  Seedless raspberry jam 2 Tablespoon
  Orange liqueur/Orange juice 1 Teaspoon
  Mixed sliced fresh fruit and berries 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Place the oven rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to temperature of 375 degrees.

MAKING
2) To make the crust, stir together both the flours, sugar and salt in a medium bowl.
3) Use a pastry blender, your fingertips or 2 knives held like scissors to cut in the vegetable oil spread till the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
4) Sprinkle the mixture with 3 tablespoons of cold water and use a fork to toss in order to moisten.
5) Gather the dough into a bowl. Add another 1 to 2 teaspoons of water, if required, to hold the dough together.
6) Flatten the dough into a dish and use plastic wrap to cover. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
7) To make the filling, beat the cream cheese in a small bowl, with the help of an electric mixer set on medium speed, till it is fluffy.
8) Into the cream cheese, press the ricotta cheese through a sieve with the help of a rubber spatula.
9) Add the vanilla and confectioners-€™ sugar and beat well till blended.
10) Cover the mixture and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours so that it thickens slightly.
11) Divide the refrigerated dough into 8 equal parts.
12) On a surface that has been floured, roll one dough piece into a round of 5-inches.
13) Fir the round dough piece into a Texas-size (3 1/2 X 1 3/4 inches) or jumbo muffin-pan cup. Repeat the procedure with 7 more muffin cups.
14) Use a fork to prick the bottoms of the dough pieces in the muffin cups.
15) Place on the upper third of the preheated oven and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, till the dough has turned golden.
16) Transfer the muffins cups to the wire rack and allow to cool.
17) Remove the cooled shells from the pans.
18) To make the glaze, combine together the jam and liqueur or orange juice in a small sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring, till the jam has melted. Allow to slightly cool.

FINALIZING
19) Into the cooled shells, spoon the filling carefully.
20) On top of each stuffed shell, arrange the fruit.
21) Brush with the glaze.

SERVING
22) Serve chilled or at room temperature on a decorative serving platter or individual plates. Some sliced fruit can be served on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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