Citrus Cream Tartlets

This rich and creamy dessert is especially nice for company. It's attractive and easy to serve, and much of it can be made ahead of time. The citrus flavor is refreshing after a full-course meal.


2 servings


1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
3 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cold butter
2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar
2 teaspoons each orange, lemon and lime juice
1 teaspoon each grated orange, lemon and lime peel


Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Coat two 4-inch tartlet pans with removable bottoms with cooking spray.

In a food processor, combine the nuts, sugar and flour; cover and process until blended. Add butter; blend until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of prepared tartlet pans with removable bottoms.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, citrus juices and peels; beat until blended. Spoon into crusts. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 each) equals 655 calories, 52 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 331 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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