Friday, January 27, 2017

Raspberry Mousse Tarts



These mini no-bake Raspberry Mousse Tarts are the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day or any after dinner treat!

No Bake Raspberry Mousse Tarts
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you are like us, you will be looking for a sweet treat to enjoy.  These mini tarts are so easy to make, full of flavor and you don't even need to use your oven.  How's that for keeping it simple?

We tend to stay in for Valentine's Day.  I like making a special meal and not fighting the crowds at the restaurants.  We can eat at our leisure and make some of our favorite foods.  This year I really wanted a dessert that still had some chocolate (because I love chocolate) but pairing with a fruit based filling.  This raspberry mixture is light and has a bit of a flavor kick to it with some Chambord liqueur.  You can definitely keep it kid friendly by substituting extract (noted in recipe).

Other desserts I have made other years include these Cherry Nutella Hand Pies, Lemon Raspberry Tarts and a Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Tart.  Lots of sweets for your sweetie!  Maybe make them all as you can never have too many sweets, right?




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Raspberry Mousse Tarts

These mini no-bake Raspberry Mousse Tarts are the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day or any after dinner treat!
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 0 MINStotal time: 20 mins plus chilling time

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces Oreo Cookies (I used the new thin ones)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup cool whip, thawed plus more for decorating
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 6 ounces fresh raspberries (keep 4 for garnish)
  • 2 teaspoons Chambord liqueur (or substitute 1 teaspoon raspberry or vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a food processor add the oreos and pulse until fine crumbs then removed to a small bowl
  2. Add the melted butter and mix well
  3. Place about 1/3 cup of mixture into four 4 1/2" tart pan with removable bottoms (that have sprayed with PAM)
  4. Use your fingers to press mixture on bottom and up sides of tart pan
  5. Put in freezer while preparing filling
  6. In a medium bowl whip together the cream cheese and powdered sugar
  7. In a small food processor place the fresh raspberries and the Chambord and pulse until the mixture is smooth
  8. In a wire mesh strainer place the raspberry mixture and use a spoon to press until only the seeds are left
  9. Add to the cream cheese mixture
  10. Next add the cool whip and combine on low speed until just combined
  11. Divide the mixture between the 4 tart pans
  12. Use cool whip to pipe stars on the edges of the tart
  13. Refrigerate for at least one hour and then garnish with a raspberry
  14. Optional:  sprinkles
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I hope you have a great Valentine's Day - be sure to stop back on the 1st for a menu plan from my blogger friends!

15 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH... these are so pretty !!!
    I started to pass by these because I make so many fruit things--- until I saw the picture...WOW.. now I have to make them & they sound sooo yummy !
    thanks for a beautiful picture & great recipe

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  2. These look so light and fluffy and they are so pretty. Thank you for sharing at weekend potluck link party.

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  3. So pretty and light and fruity! Just right for Valentine's Day or any other sweet occacion. :)

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  4. Wow, your photos look great. I wish I had the skill and patience to make the raspberry mousse tart like yours.

    Hyacinth
    Ketterman Rowland & Westlund Accident Lawyers

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  5. Letting you know that I featured this on my blog as part of the round up for Create Link Inspire party you joined in on. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Congratulations on being featured at the Pin Junkie link party, but more importantly thank you for sharing at the link party. These are so darling. I love them for Valentine's Day---or any day. Love is always in the air, right?

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  7. I officially need these adorable tarts in my life (better, in my mouth)! What a lovely presentation. I love them!

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  8. These look yummy and so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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  9. These look so gorgeous and even though you originally made them for Valentine's day, they are perfect for a summer party too because they are no-bake. Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. Raspberries with Oreo cookies? Sign me up! Chocolate and raspberries are meant for each other and this lovely treat is meant for me.

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  11. These Raspberry Mousse Tarts are so cute. Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays link party. Shared and pinned.

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  12. Simply beautiful and they look so yummy! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty

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  13. These look far too beautiful to eat....but I would manage somehow! Thank you so much for sharing these lovelies at this week's Project Inspired.

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  14. They are super cute and I love that they are tiny! I am hosting a bridal shower and the theme is Love is Sweet and am doing a dessert bar. These will make the perfect addition, and look easy enough for me to actually successfully make. Thank you for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Lisa at Dreams and Caffeine

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