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Apple Cream Cheese Tart Recipe

Apple Cream Cheese Tart Recipe

“I love this recipe because it’s a tasty twist on an all-time favorite dessert…apple pie,” notes Theresa Sabbagh of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup thinly sliced peeled tart apple (1/8-inch slices)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • Whipped cream and ground nutmeg, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar; beat in vanilla. Stir in flour. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a 6-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2. For filling, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg and vanilla. Pour over crust. In a bowl, combine the apple, sugar and cinnamon; arrange over filling. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 3. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (prepared with reduced-fat cream cheese; calculated without whipped cream) equals 258 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.