Easy Cherry Tart
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 brick (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups Imperial Sugar Confectioners Powdered Sugar
- 3 cups fresh bing cherries, pitted and halved
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Lay out thawed puff pastry sheet on a floured surface and gently use a rolling pin to even out creases and roll to even thinness. (You can also trim the edges into your desired shape, such as a rectangle, if desired.) Transfer puff pastry to a baking sheet. Use a knife to score a very thin border around outside of puff pastry. Then use a fork to poke numerous holes into middle of pastry, to minimize inflation.
- Bake pastry according to package directions until it just begins to puff and turn golden, about 10-12 minutes. Remove and let cool.
- Meanwhile, use an electric mixer to cream together cream cheese and butter on medium-high speed until smooth. Add vanilla and powdered sugar, and continue beating on medium-low speed until smooth. If needed, add more powdered sugar to thicken.
- Spread cream cheese mixture on top of puff pastry once it has cooled. Then sprinkle with cherry halves. Slice and serve.
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Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Ali Ebright @Gimme Some Oven.