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Apple Cream Cheese Tart

 Apple Cream Cheese Tart
“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.
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or

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Apple Cream Cheese Tart (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.