Mini Cream Cheese & Lemon Tart Recipe

Hello friends.  I know I've been a bit MIA from by blog lately but a lot of has happened in the last month.  There was a serious illness in the family which made me put the blog on hold and spending my spare time with family has became my priority so I hope you can all understand my absence.

Today, I am happy to share an easy recipe for creamy, no-bake lemon cheesecake layered over Pre-baked shortbread tart shells and topped with fresh blueberries.  These delectable lemon blueberry tarts are bite-size and require no turning on the oven!!!

The filling for the tarts is made with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and refrigerator.  Cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemons.  The one item you may have to buy is the Pre-baked shortbread tart shells.  I like using the Clearbrook Farms shells which I normally find at my local grocery store but if you are unable to find these, you can use the Phyllo mini shells.  


  • 1/2 package of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup whip cream
  • 1 box of pre-baked tart shells ( See below)
  • blueberries 

    Total Time 15 minutes
     Servings 10 tarts



  1. In a bowl mix the softened cream cheese until creamy.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar until it is completely combined.
  3. Stir in whip cream, vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon zest.  Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  4. Pipe (I scrape the filling into a ziploc bag, snip off one of the corners, and squeeze the filling into each tart) or pour the filling into each tart.
  5. Top with blueberries.
  6. For shine, use apricot jelly -- place in small microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave until it is liquid (about 10-20 seconds). Gently brush on top of blueberries with a pastry brush.
  7. Serve & enjoy!
  8. Keep uneaten tarts refrigerated in an airtight container.

I hope you like this easy recipe.  Your family and friends are definitely going to ask for more.  Besides, they are so pretty!!!

Have a great week,


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  1. Welcome back Janet. I must say these little tarts are so cute and I bet tasty.
    Easy desserts are always welcome here. Have a great week ahead.

    1. Thank you so much Linda. Glad to be back!!!

      Have a great week too.


  2. Delicious easy tarts and they even look beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much Janneke. I appreciate your kind words.

      Have a great week ahead.


  3. I hope things are better now with your family member. I know how difficult those times can be. No apologies comes first. Your tarts look so pretty! Almost too pretty to eat, but I'd eat them just the same! I like how easy they seem to make, too. The pre-made shells are definitely up my alley! Best wishes to you and your family.

  4. Janet, I do hope things are much better with family dear lady. I totally understand. Family always comes first. And...these tarts...WOW! They look so good and easy to make. I may have to try these. Thanks for sharing and once again, pray family is well. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Hello Cindy and thank you for your understanding and unconditional support. You are such a sweet friend. Things are much better and we are grateful for the blessings. These tarts are delicious and super easy to make. The added bonus is that they are beautiful too.
      Enjoy your summer dear friend and thank you once again. I am lucky to have such wonderful and supportive followers like you.



  5. Fruit tarts are one of my favorite summer time sweets! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

    1. Thank you Jann. Fruit tarts are my go to dessert for summer. Easy and tasty.

      Have a great summer and thank you once again.


  6. Janet, these are perfect for one of my afternoon tea parties! Love your photos--they make me feel I could just reach in and grab a tart or two.

    1. Hello Jean,

      These tarts are perfect for a tea party. Delicious, easy to make and beautiful. I hope you give them a try.

      Thank you,


  7. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

    1. Thank you so much. Have a great summer.


  8. I hope everything is okay now Janet. Sick loved ones certainly put life into perspective. It's lovely to have you back and this summer tart recipe looks amazing. Thank you for sharing this recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow nights party and pinning too!

    1. Hello Kerryanne,

      Thank you for the beautiful and sweet sentiment. You are so sweet and appreciate your support and blogging friendship. Things are much much better now and we feel extremely blessed.

      I am so glad that you liked these pretty tarts. They are so simple to make yet look incredible for a tea party of brunch. Thank you for the feature. Once again, thank you sweet friend. Have a great summer.


  9. Another beautiful post! Thanks so much for sharing at TFT. Hope your family is on the mend!

  10. Goodness, these look so good! Almost too pretty to eat! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the fan favorites at The Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party! Here is the link to this week's Showcase so you can check out your feature: Have a happy week, my friend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  11. The moment I saw the first tart photo I thought "those have to be Clearbrook Farms". Yes, we sold them in our shop for years and years.
    This is a lovely posting!


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