Impress your family or guests with a Black Cherry Tart made from scratch! It sounds difficult, but this recipe is easily mastered and doesn’t take long to prepare. If you’re really in a hurry, canned cherry pie filling can be used to cover the cream cheese layer. You’re gonna love this one!!

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Black Cherry Tart
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Course Dessert
Keyword Fruit, Pie, Tarts
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2-4 hours
Servings
Tart 8"
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Almonds ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter or margarine melted
Filling
  • 1 pkg - 8 oz Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese softened
  • 1-2 teaspoons Honey
  • 1 can Bing Cherries 15 oz
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Currant Jelly
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
Course Dessert
Keyword Fruit, Pie, Tarts
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2-4 hours
Servings
Tart 8"
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Almonds ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter or margarine melted
Filling
  • 1 pkg - 8 oz Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese softened
  • 1-2 teaspoons Honey
  • 1 can Bing Cherries 15 oz
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Currant Jelly
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
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Instructions
Crust
  1. Prepare crust by combining the graham cracker crumbs, almonds and cinnamon. Stir in melted butter. Evenly press mix into the bottom of an 8 inch tart pan with removable bottom (making it really easy to cut and serve).
  2. Bake at 300 F. for 15 min. Cool.
Filling
  1. Prepare filling by beating together cream cheese and honey. Spread evenly over the baked crust.
  2. Drain cherries, reserving 8 Tablespoons of the liquid. Cut the cherries in half and arrange cut side down on the cheese layer.
  3. Combine reserved cherry liquid and cornstarch in saucepan. Stir in jelly and lemon juice and mix until well combined.
  4. Bring to a boil over low heat, whisking constantly. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes longer or until the syrup is thickened. Spoon hot glaze over cherries to cover completely.
  5. Chill tart for 2-4 hours before serving.
Recipe Notes

To make this recipe fast and easy, you may use canned pie filling in place of the cherries, cornstarch, jelly and lemon juice. Using a pre-made graham cracker crust makes it even easier. The whole thing will take about 5 minutes to put together and then 2-4 hours to chill.

For a more spirited flavor, add 1 or 2 Tablespoons Kirsch to the glaze mix.