Cottage Cherry Tarts

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  • Total: 24 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 14 min
  • Yield: 4 dozen
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Powdered sugar

1 (12 oz.) jar Smucker's® Orchard's Finest® Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves

2 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour

1 tsp. salt

1 cup Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening, chilled and sliced

1 cup small curd cottage cheese

1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. HEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour and salt in a medium bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture with pastry blender. Cut in cottage cheese and vanilla until a firm dough is formed.
  2. SPRINKLE counter with powdered sugar. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch squares. Fill with 1/2 teaspoon preserves. Overlap opposite corners; seal tightly. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. BAKE 14 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Arrange on serving platter; sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.