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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 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

  • 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 until apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 258 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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