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Caramelized Apple Tarts

 Caramelized Apple Tarts
This recipe cleverly dresses up frozen puff pastry and a no-bake cheesecake mix. Guests will be delighted to be offered their own individual tarts!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 package (11.1 ounces) no-bake cheesecake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • Unfold pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Cut into eight
  • 4-in. circles. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for
  • 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to
  • cool.
  • Prepare cheesecake filling according to package directions; set
  • aside. (Save packet of crust crumbs for another use.)
  • In a large skillet, melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat;
  • stir in cinnamon. Add half of the apples; cook and stir for 10
  • minutes or until tender.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Repeat with remaining apples.
  • Drain cooking juices, reserving 1/3 cup in the skillet; discard
  • remaining juices. Add cream to skillet; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Split each pastry in half horizontally. Top each with 2 heaping

2 of 2

Caramelized Apple Tarts (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tablespoons of cheesecake filling. Top with apple slices and drizzle
  • with caramel sauce. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 tart equals 373 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 330 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.