Cheese Tarts

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Arlene from California.

Portions: 24

Serving size: 1 tart


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 dozen paper cupcake liners
  • 2 dozen vanilla wafers
  • 1-1/2 cups apple pie filling


  1. Set out cream cheese to soften for 1 hour before making tarts.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  3. Blend cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat until smooth.
  4. Place cupcake liners in muffin pan. Put one vanilla wafer into each cupcake liner.
  5. Pour cream cheese mixture over vanilla wafer, about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove tarts from oven and cool in the refrigerator.
  7. Immediately before serving top each tart with 1-1/2 tablespoons of fruit pie filling per tart.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  136
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  14 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  28 mg
  • Sodium  78 mg
  • Potassium  49 mg
  • Phosphorus  27 mg
  • Calcium  18 mg
  • Fiber  0.2 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 starch
  • 1-1/2 fat
  • 1/2 high calorie 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Suggested fruit pie fillings include cherry, blueberry, apple or strawberry.

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Cheese Tarts
ShannonV says:

Quick and easy, however I did not yield 24, I ended up with 17, and they were filled 2/3 full with batter. We used cherry pie filling and it was yummy.

Jul. 30, 2013, 9:59 AM - Inappropriate review?
Cheese Tarts
mysticcat says:

Please start including the sugar content in the recipes so that those of us with sugar issues can also gauge how much is in each recipe!

Nov. 14, 2012, 3:48 PM - Inappropriate review?
Cheese Tarts
srusso says:

Just like mom made when I was a kid - I made these tarts for a family get together and they were gone before I could grab one!

Mar. 30, 2010, 4:12 AM - Inappropriate review?

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