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Cherry Tarts

Queen of Hearts Tarts

The Queen of Hearts didn't even have tarts this good!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Karen Humphrey


  • one 600g package of frozen dark sweet cherries thawed
  • 3-4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 12 tart shells
  • small package of cinnamon heart candies


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Pour the juice from the cherries into a small bowl and stir with the cornstarch. Set aside. In a medium sized pot, stir together the sugar and cherries over medium low heat until the mixture begins to bubble. Be sure to stir constantly, you don't want it to burn! Add the cornstarch and continue to stir until it thickens up. Remove from the heat and stir the almond extract. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Place the tart shells on a cookie sheet. Fill with the cooled cherry pie filling and sprinkle about 4 cinnamon tarts over top, pressing them into the filling.

Recipe Notes

Tip: you can use canned cherry pie filling if you wish instead of making your own.