Chocolate Cheesecake Tarts

Strawberries and chocolate make a lovely combination in these Chocolate Cheesecake Tarts.

Chocolate Cheesecake Tarts
Yield: 2 (4-inch) tarts
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  1. 1 cup fine chocolate wafer crumbs
  2. 2 tablespoons plus 1½ teaspoons sugar, divided
  3. 2 tablespoons melted butter
  4. 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  7. 4 to 5 strawberries, thinly sliced
  8. 2 tablespoons strawberry preserves
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chocolate wafer crumbs, 1½ teaspoons sugar, and melted butter, and mix well. Press crumb mixture into two 4-inch heart-shaped tart pans with a removable bottoms. Bake for 12 minutes; set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl and using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cream cheese, egg, and cocoa powder until combined. Divide batter evenly among prepared crusts.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until centers are set. Cool completely, then refrigerate for 1 hour, or until chilled.
  5. Arrange strawberry slices over the top of chilled tarts. Place strawberry preserves in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 20 to 30 seconds, or until preserves are melted. Brush on top of strawberries. Chill until topping is firm.
TeaTime Magazine
 From TeaTime January/February 2010


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