Kat's Cheesecake Tarts Recipe
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound lard, chilled and cut into small pieces
- ¾ cup cold water
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ⅓ cup margarine, melted
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup all-purpose flour, or more as needed
- ½ cup brown sugar, or more as needed
- ¼ cup margarine, melted
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 2: Whisk 5 cups flour, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut lard into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk cold water, 1 egg, and vinegar together in a separate bowl. Make a well in the center of flour-lard mixture. Pour egg mixture into well and mix until dough forms.
step 3: Divide dough into fourths; wrap 3/4 of the dough in plastic wrap. Form the remaining 1/4 of the dough into 12 balls and flatten each ball into a disc. Press each disc into the bottom and up the sides of a muffin cup.
step 4: Beat cream cheese and white sugar together in a bowl until smooth. Add 1/3 cup melted margarine, milk, 2 eggs, and vanilla extract to cream cheese mixture; beat until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared muffin cups.
step 5: Mix 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup melted margarine together in a bowl with a fork until crumbly, adding more flour and brown sugar as necessary until crumb topping has desired consistency. Sprinkle topping over each muffin cup.
step 6: Bake in preheated oven until filling is set, 12 to 15 minutes.