Gourmet Grand Marnier Cheesecake Tarts

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Jake Dawson, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Jake Dawson

    Jake Dawson Guest

    I got this recipe from Gourmet Cooking with 5 Ingredients:

    Gourmet Grand Marnier Cheesecake Tarts Makes 32

    2 oranges, divided
    1 (2ounce) package cream cheese, softened 5 tablespoons
    Grand Marnier liqueur, divided
    2/2 can sweetened condensed milk
    2 (1.1 ounce) packages frozen, miniature, phyllo dough
    pastry shells

    Directions: • Preheat oven to 350°. • Remove 2 tablespoons
    zest from the oranges, and set aside for garnish. • Squeeze
    oranges, extracting 1/3 cup fresh juice and strain it. Set
    aside. • In a large bowl, place cream cheese, liqueur,
    sweetened condensed milk and 1/3 cup strained, orange juice.
    • Mix until thoroughly blended. • Place pastry shells on
    baking sheet. • Fill pastry shells with cream cheese mixture
    to 1/4-inch from the top. • In a small saucepan, bring
    orange zest, 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier and 2 tablespoons
    water to a boil. • When peel softens in about 2 to 3 minutes
    remove from heat and drain. Pat dry and set aside. • Bake
    cheesecake tarts at 350° for 30 minutes. • Remove tarts from
    oven and garnish with orange zest.

    Cooking Tips: • You may increase or decrease the liqueur
    amount according to taste. • The phyllo shells are located
    in the frozen food section at the grocery store.

    Special Ingredients:

    Grand Marnier is a sweet cognac based liqueur made with
    bitter oranges form Haiti and Curacao.

    Phyllo is a paper thin, pastry dough originally used in
    Greek desserts, the most common of which is baklava. You can
    find it in most grocery stores today in the frozen food
    section. It is a little tricky to work with, but with a
    little practice, you will earn praises from those who enjoy
    the results of your efforts.

    I got this from the free weekly recipe section of of
    greenriverjunction.com they have some pretty good stuff