This post and these Cherry Lime Puff Pastry Tarts were created for #SummerDessertWeek. I was sent samples if I wanted to use them by some of the sponsor companies but as always all opinions are 100% mine. Let’s talk about these delicious little Cherry Lime Puff Pastry Tarts for a moment now. These are incredible and taste like summer all in one bite. Sweet and Tart all at the same time. Delicate puff pastry surround key lime cheesecake which is then covered in a cherry sauce and topped with a big beautiful fresh Ranier Fruit cherry. Ranier Fruit sent me some beautiful cherries and blueberries so I definitely wanted to use them for my summer dessert recipe!
Cherry Lime Puff Pastry Tarts are a big hit at parties. They are very easy to make, but do take some time, so plan ahead. You can make them up the day before however, and serve them the next day.
Cherry Lime Puff Pastry Tart
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup key lime juice
- zest of the 2 key limes
- 1 cup fresh Ranier Fruit cherries, pitted
- 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 sheet of puff pastry dough
- 12 fresh Rainer Fruit cherries, for garnish
- 1/4 slice lime sugared, garnish
Unroll the puff pastry sheet and slice into 1 dozen squares. Use a rolling pin to thin the dough out a tiny bit. Tuck a square into each cavity of a mini muffin tin. Bake as directed on package. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Make the Cherry Sauce. In a medium saucepan, bring the cherries, sugar and water to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Stir the lemon juice and cornstarch together in a small bowl until smooth. Whisk it into the cherry mixture. Return the whole thing to a boil, stirring constantly. Keep cooking until the liquid has thickened. Should take about 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Taste the sauce carefully and add a bit more sugar if needed and stir well. Set the sauce aside to cool to room temp.
Make the Key Lime Cheesecake Mixture. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar on medium-high until creamy and completely combined. Pour in the heavy cream, lime juice and lime zest. Beat until completely combined and thick. Set aside.
Once everything is cooled to room temp, remove the puff pastry shells from the muffin tin and place on a platter. Using a piping tool or a baggie with a tip cut off, pipe the lime cheesecake mixture into each puff pastry cup. Top with Cherry Sauce.
Top each puff pastry with a beautiful, fresh cherry.
Place in the refrigerator to chill until firm, at least 4 hours. I usually do overnight but 4 hours is good. Serve chilled.
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
No Bake Treats:
- No-Bake Banana Split Lasagna Lush from Love Bakes Good Cakes
- Blueberry Lemon Ice Box Cake from The Whimsy One
- Classic Sweet Cherry Pie from Big Bear’s Wife
- Cherry Lime Puff Pastry Tarts from Daily Dish Recipes
- Cherry Vanilla Tart from The Domestic Kitchen
- Blueberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels from Jen Around the World
Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways. You’re going to love what we have in store for you.
There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year’s event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!
Prize #2 — Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!
Prize #3– OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set.
OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.
Prize #4 — Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.
Prize #5 — General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.
Prize #6 — Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam’s Extract, Land O’Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.