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Caramelized Apple Tarts Recipe

Caramelized Apple Tarts Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Prepare cheesecake filling according to package directions; set aside. (Save packet of crust crumbs for another use.)
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Split each pastry in half horizontally. Top each with 2 heaping 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.