Inspired by Summer Desserts and my favorite Sonic drink from childhood, I created these delicious Mini Cherry Limeade Tarts filled with zesty, creamy cherry lime filling and topped with fresh lime zest and maraschino cherries!
I made this dessert gluten free by creating a gluten free tart dough made with Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour blend.
The result was a super cute, super delicious treat, perfect for the summer BBQ I took them to yesterday!
- 1 1/2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup cold butter (quartered)
- 1/2 cup ice cold water
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 6 oz black cherry greek yogurt
- 3 limes (2 zested & juiced – 1 reserved)
- 1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 24 maraschino cherries
Prepare the tart dough by combining the flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and mix into a coarse crumble then add the water and mix until a firm ball of dough forms. If it’s too sticky, add more flour, not sticky enough? Add more water!
Place the dough on a piece of plastic wrap, flatten into a disk shape, wrap the dough and place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
While the dough chills in the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 350° and prepare the filling.
Begin by adding the cream cheese, yogurt, zest and juice of 2 limes to a large bowl.
Next add the maraschino cherry juice from the jar and powdered sugar, then use a hand mixer to whip it all together.
Place the mixture into the refrigerator and remove the dough.
Cut the dough into 24 mini tarts using a 3″ pastry cutter.
Place into a tart or mini-muffin pan.
Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and fill with the delicious, creamy Cherry Limeade filling.
Top with zest from the one remaining lime and a maraschino cherry for each mini tart!
Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten free.