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Grapefruit Cheesecake Tart

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I’m excited to partner with Sweet Scarletts to bring you this delicious, original recipe. 

Have any sci-fi geeks at your house? Mike is the Number One Fan around here, yet his interest has sort of corkscrewed into my imagination. I love to cook and create in the kitchen but sometimes I wish I could walk up to a Star Trek replicator in my kitchen and say, “Food. Hot. Quick.” I suppose the replicator would demand a more accurate menu choice but some days that’s the point: I don’t feel like dreaming up or fixing a menu. I just want to eat and get on with the day. Ever feel like that?

Grapefruit Cheesecake Tart

Life has been crazy-busy around here lately and there seems to be a dearth of replicators. That leaves me still coming up with breakfast ideas that will entice my not-too-hungry in the morning crew. This week I invented a satisfying dish that tastes good, looks good and is ready in a quick hurry: Grapefruit Cheesecake Tarts.

Sweet Scarlett's Red Grapefruit

Sweet Scarletts grapefruit is luscious! They’re sweet and juicy with just the right amount of tang. Half a grapefruit has 100% of your daily value of vitamin C for only about 60 calories. Grapefruit is also naturally fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free so they’re good on their own but they are oh-so-divine when partnered with cream cheese and puff pastry!

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  • Author: Stephanie Keeping


  • 1/2 package of puff pastry thawed
  • 1 block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 7 teaspoons of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Sweet Scarletts grapefruit


  1. 1. Separate half package of puff pastry into two and roll two flat crusts. Put them each in a loaf pan. Bake according to package instructions. Remove from oven and cool.
  2. 2. Mix cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until well blended. Spread on top of cooled crusts.
  3. 3. Slice and quarter grapefruit. Put under oven’s broiler for approximately 5 minutes. Place on top of cream cheese.


  • Calories: 1138
  • Sugar: 66
  • Sodium: 785
  • Fat: 82
  • Saturated Fat: 46
  • Unsaturated Fat: 24
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 87
  • Protein: 21
  • Cholesterol: 265

I fixed these for breakfast but the tarts would be excellent to linger over with a friend and coffee/tea for those who have time for such things. That would probably be people who aren’t in the midst of moving…or for those who have a replicator.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.