Honey Glazed Strawberry Tarts

Honey Glazed Strawberry Tarts

YIELD: Makes 8 servings


1/2 cup - honey, divided

2 T - cornstarch

1/2 cup - apricot nectar

2 T - lemon juice

1 package (8 oz.) - cream cheese, softened

1/4 tsp. - almond extract

8 (3-inch) - baked tart shells

3 cups - fresh strawberries, sliced

8 springs - fresh mint, optional

8 spirals - orange peel, optional


Reserve 1 T honey; heat remaining honey over very low heat.

Dissolve cornstarch in apricot nectar; stir into honey. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and boils; cook 1 minute. Add lemon juice; cool.

Beat cream cheese, reserved honey and almond extract until light and fluffy. Spread over bottoms of tart shells; coat surface with glaze.

Top each tart with 1/3 cup sliced strawberries and coat with additional glaze.

Refrigerate until served.

Garnish with mint and orange peel before serving, if desired.