Golden Oreo Cherry Curd Tartlettes
Happy 4th of July! Hope everyone has good food planned and is staying safe. I have work off today, but I’m not doing anything since it’s the middle of the week and nobody is nearby to visit. That’s ok – I’ll celebrate with you. Another holiday means another Holiday Recipe Club post, so I baked up some Golden Oreo Cherry Curd Tartlettes: a Golden Oreo crust filled with cherry curd and topped with lemon whipped cream. If you could sum up summer in one bite, this is it!
These Golden Oreo Cherry Curd Tartlettes are a refreshing summer dessert. Instead of being bogged down with heavy chocolate in this sweltering weather (not that I’m complaining about chocolate!), the creamy vanilla cookie crust, the tangy cherry curd, and the sweet lemon cream come together and taste like summer in your mouth.
I used my Strawberry Curd recipe from last month except I subbed sour cherries and increased the sugar. The amount of sugar will depend on how your cherries taste. If you’re using sweet cherries, you may not need as much. Make sure you sweeten to taste.
The original recipe was a pie crust filled with cranberry curd then topped with meringue. That’s not what I had envisioned, so I opted for a Golden Oreo crust with cherry curd topped with lemon whipped cream. Nothing is the same as the original except concept.
The Golden Oreo Cherry Curd Tartlettes are very versatile in flavor. Use chocolate Oreos for the crust, use your favorite fruit curd, or top with any flavor whipped cream you can imagine. I love desserts that can be changed for the season.
You know you’ve been baking long enough when you know the amount of cookie crumbs and butter for two 4-inch tartlette pans without looking up anything. If you want to make one 9-inch tart, double the recipe and watch your baking time. I can’t confirm time for a big tart, but I’m guessing 10-15 minutes, no more than 20 minutes.
Golden Oreo Cherry Curd Tartlettes with Lemon Whipped Cream
Yield: 2 servings
Cherry Curd Tartlettes with a Golden Oreo crust
- 1 cup Golden Oreo cookie crumbs
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- Cherry Curd:
- 1 cup pitted sour cherries
- 2-4 Tbsp sugar (depends on how your cherries taste)
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- Homemade Whipped Cream, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Have two 4-inch tartlette pans ready.
- For the cherry curd: Combine the cherries and sugar into a blender and puree until smooth. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and cornstarch until smooth; add to the cherry mixture. Puree until as smooth as possible. Pour into a medium saucepan then cook over medium heat until the mixture starts to boil. Stir frequently and cook a few more minutes or until it thickens. Let cool while you work on the crust.
- For the crust: In a small bowl, mix together the cookie crumbs and melted butter. Divide and pat into the two pans. Place the pans onto a cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- When both the crust and curd are cool to room temperature, fill each crust with 1/4 cup curd. Store the leftover curd in the refrigerator for another time. Refrigerate the tartlettes for at least 2 hours then serve with whipped cream.
Source: Inspired by Cooking Light
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Great. Now I have to make cherry curd too! ;)
These look fabulously delicious!
Don’t forget blueberry curd too ;) Thanks Jen!
What pretty tarts! I need to get me some of those little tart pans. I only have a big one.
I love my mini tart pans! This is what I have except I only have a set of 4 (boo) http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=14742280
These are so cute! And that cherry curd sounds divine!
I’ve never had a tomato tartlette served like a dessert. I am very intrigued/
Oh wow I read it as cherry tomato… don’t mind me it’s been a long week already.
Haha I was wondering! Thought maybe you were multi-tasking and was reading another post about tomatoes.
I love the golden oreo crust – that sounds like the perfect pair for with the cherry curd. What a great dessert!
It is! The vanilla and cherry are great together. Thanks Erin!
Yuuuum! You know my love of cherries! Never had a golden oreo but that looks killer!
You should try the cherry curd! Maybe you can make them boozy as well?
These are so pretty! And I super love the idea of lemon whipped cream! Yum!
Oreo cookie crust? You had me there!
Isn’t it the best? Thanks Debra!
OMG, yum! These look amazing, Carla. Seriously, I wish you lived closer so I could waltz over to your place, grab a fork, and dig in. Have a wonderful 4th, my friend.
For real! We would have the best parties with all of our food. Thanks Jennie!
When I read oreo and saw the pic I was confused, because we don’t have golden oreo’s down here. But that doesn’t take away that this recipe sounds very delicious and the fact they have cherries in them makes it even more awesome.
Oh you don’t? I never thought to describe them! They are vanilla Oreo cookies, which aren’t as popular, but it’s a nice alternative when you don’t want a chocolate dessert.
Ohh cherry curd is one flavor I’ve never made. I’ll have to try it out! Thank you for participating and I hope your 4th was wonderful!
TOO CUTE! Little tarlettes are too cute to eat!
How have I never heard of golden oreos before?!!? I’m going to make this but maybe use my Girl Scout cookies for the crust and my leftover lemon curd that I made WAY too much of. :) Thanks for the inspiration!
These look divine! I can’t wait to make them. I just wanted to add, I never use pie dough. I just don’t like it and I am terrible with anything that requires cutting cold butter into it, LOL. When I make a regular size cheesecake with a cookie or graham crust, it still only takes 10 minutes to back. I have left a few in for more time than that and the crust gets burned. Happy Cooking!