These pretty little tarts are perfect for winter cocktail parties. They're best eaten soon after assembly, so to make ahead, prepare the crusts, sweet cream cheese and fruit in advance, but assemble just before serving.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
14
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Let pie crust stand according to package directions. Unroll pastry. Use a 2 1/2-inch round cutter to cut circles. Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet and prick with a fork.

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  • In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon. Brush cutouts lightly with milk and sprinkle with some of the sugar mixture. Bake for 8 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack. (Baked cutouts can be stored for a day before assembly and serving.)

  • In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese and maple syrup until smooth. Spread on cooled cutouts. Top with grapefruit segments (pat them dry first with a paper towel, if they're especially juicy) and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Serve immediately.

*To Section a Grapefruit

For pretty, membrane-free segments, start by slicing off the top and bottom of the grapefruit so it's flat on both ends. Set the fruit on a cutting board to trim off remaining peel and pith. You should be left with a "naked" fruit. Working over a bowl to catch slices, slice out one segment at a time, working your way around, folding over empty membranes like pages of a book.

Nutrition Facts

86 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 8mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 9g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 0g; trans fatty acid 0g; insoluble fiber 0g; sugars 2g; protein 1g; vitamin a 158.2IU; vitamin c 2.8mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 1.5mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; sodium 96mg; potassium 23mg; calcium 9mg; iron 0mg.
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