Ingredients

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups butter
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored gelatin mix
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 3 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 pounds fresh Ontario strawberries, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped topping (optional) 

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease mini muffin pans.
  2. Place cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour, one cup at a time, until all is incorporated. Roll dough into 70 small balls, and press each into a mini muffin pan cup to form the pastry crusts.
  3. Bake crusts in preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool.
  4. Stir gelatin, sugar, and food coloring into the boiling water. Place over high heat; bring back to a boil. Stir together cornstarch and water to make a paste. Stir the cornstarch mixture in the boiling gelatin until dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  5. Spoon cooled gelatin mixture evenly into tart shells. Push a strawberry half down into each tart. If desired, top each tart with a small amount of whipped topping just before serving.

 

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