Apricot Pastry Tarts

Apricot Pastry Tarts

  • 1 cup flour, regular flour or gluten free (I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour)
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup more or less apricot filling or apricot preserves

Cream together butter and cream cheese, mix until completely blended.

Add half of the flour stir to blend then add other half of flour, stir to completely mix together.

Preheat oven @ 350° , Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.

Roll dough into small balls and place one in each mini muffin pan holes.

With your thumb press down gently to make a little pastry shell out of the dough ball.

With a small spoon put about a half of spoon of the apricot filling in each shell, about half full. (Don’t fill it to full or they might run over in the oven, then you will cry because you will have a mess to clean, plus you won’t have any pretty cookies to serve!).

Bake @ 350° for about 15 minutes. When pastry is golden. It might take a little less, it depends on your oven.

Let sit for a couple minutes before taking out of pan, they will still be hot be careful, you can use the tip of a small knife to lift out if you need to, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Makes about 2 dozen.