Mini Strawberry Tarts


These are great for family gatherings or parties. All the sweet goodness of strawberry shortcake, but convenient small and individual servings for your guests. This very impressive looking treat will have all your guests begging for the recipe.

Mini Strawberry Tarts closeup
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 18 mins
70 mini tarts


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 2 cups butter

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored Jell-O® mix

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 drops red food coloring

  • 3 ½ cups boiling water

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ¼ cup water

  • 3 pounds fresh strawberries, sliced

  • 1 ½ cups whipped cream, or to taste (Optional)


  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 cream or whipped topping just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
17g Fat
29g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 35
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 100mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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