Mini Peppermint Cream White Chocolate Cheesecake Tarts

IMG_0090Happy Monday, friends! I have a fun post for you today, brought to you by Athens Foods. They’re the folks that make these cute little mini fillo tarts.

I made these festive Mini Peppermint Cream White Chocolate Cheesecake Tarts for their website and you should go check them out! All the step by step photos and the recipe can be seen HERE.

Enjoy! Have a great day!

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Mini Peppermint Cream White Chocolate Cheesecake Tarts

Yield: 24 tarts

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Ingredients:

  • 24 Athens® Mini Fillo Shells
  • 3 oz. white chocolate
  • 6 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 candy cane or 3 peppermint candies, crushed

Directions:

  1. Arrange 24 mini fillo tarts on serving platter and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently melt white chocolate in microwave, stirring every 20 seconds. Stir in softened cream cheese and ½ teaspoon peppermint extract until smooth. Using a teaspoon, fill each tart to be level with the top of the tart. Refrigerate.
  3. For the cream- whip heavy cream together with remaining ½ teaspoon peppermint extract, vanilla and powdered sugar. Place into piping bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe rosettes onto each tart. Sprinkle with crushed candy cane pieces. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  1. These are so elegant! Love this idea for a holiday party!

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  2. I always stock up on these adorable shells when I see them at Christmas time…now I have something yummy to fill them with. So festive.

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  3. Ooo, they looks so good! Love Athens Mini Fillo Shells!

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  4. These are just gorgeous! I love the little pops of red contrasting against all the white!

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  5. Cant wait to make these!!!!

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  6. Cute but too bad the link is no longer working,..

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    • jane muscato — November 16th, 2014 @ 2:25 pm

      Cannot get the recipe, link is not working….

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      • Lauren — November 16th, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

        I just updated this post and added the recipe below my photos.

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  7. These are wonderful! The link still works for the recipe if you click where it says “HERE” above 🙂

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  8. The http://www.athensfood.com site no longer exists.

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    • Lauren — November 16th, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

      I just updated this post and added the recipe below my photos.

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      • Diana — November 17th, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

        Have you ever tried making this recipe with dark choc. instead of white choc, love the mixture of dark choc and peppermint ! Was wondering if you or someone ever did try and how they turned out ? Thanks

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  9. Would love to have this recipe for the Mini Peppermint Cream White Chocolate Cheesecake tarts….

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    • Lauren — November 16th, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

      I just updated this post and added the recipe below my photos.

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  10. Would love to make these but your link is not working. …

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  11. I got the site work. I’m going to attemp to make these. Does the Phillo dough not need cooked?

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    • Diana — November 17th, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

      I had the same question so I look and saw they sale them precooked just look http://www.athensfoods.com/product/mini-fillo-shells/up there is an area that you can click the state you live in and it will give you names of the stores they sale these in Hope that helps

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  12. How long will they last in the fridge? Would love to include these on my Christmas cookie gift trays.

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  13. Has anyone tried dark choc instead of the white choc I love dark choc and peppermint and was just hoping someone tried and succeeded in the making of these little wonders

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  14. Where do I buy the shells?

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  15. Can you make the mixture and keep it refrigerated for a week before filling the cups?

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    • Lauren — November 25th, 2014 @ 6:45 pm

      Maybe not a week, but definitely 3-4 days would be fine.

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  16. How long will they last in the fridge?
    I would love to take them yo a holiday party,
    But I need to make them the night before.

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    • Lauren — November 24th, 2014 @ 11:51 pm

      They will totally last a day in the fridge! Just make sure you have them covered 🙂

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  17. These look absolutely amazing, I can’t wait to make them! (And after the amazing success of your Blueberry Almond Scones, I’m pretty sure my audience will appreciate them too!)

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  18. Seriously, these are amazing. I had to make a second batch because my family ate them all before I even put the candy canes on.

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  19. LOVE your profile! Short and snappy,concise, precise and authentic and fun! Best of success with your foodie adventures!(I’m getting ready to try those peppermint tarts now!)

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  20. How early can you pipe the whipped cream on ?

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