Three Ingredient Mini Tart Shells

Three ingredient mini tart

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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 24

Make your own mini tart shells with this recipe. They're great filled with treats like pecan pie filling to make pecan tassies or lemon curd to make miniature lemon pies.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for tarts
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  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese.

    Mixing butter
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  3. Gradually add flour until well mixed.

    Add flour
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  4. Form into a ball and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

    Form into a ball
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  5. Remove from fridge. Roll into 2-inch balls and place in 24-cup miniature muffin tin.

    Small balls of dough
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  6. Preheat oven to 350 F or 325 F for a dark pan.

    Put in muffin tin
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  7. Use fingers to smash balls into tart shell shape. Fill shells with approximately 2 cups of filling, as desired. Depending on filling, filled shells are baked from 15 to 25 minutes.

    Press down tart
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  8. Unfilled shells can be baked for 5 to 10 minutes.

    Baked tarts
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  9. Serve and enjoy!