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Apple Tart

This Apple tart is a delightful dessert made with crisp apples arranged on a bed of vanilla cream cheese layer.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Western
Keyword Apples, pastries, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
chilling the dough 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 443 kcal
Author sanna

Ingredients

FOR THE TART CRUST

  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes and chilled
  • 1 large egg chilled
  • 1 egg yolk from a large egg
  • 1 tbsp ice water

FOR THE CREAM FILLING

  • 4 oz or 1/2 package cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c heavy cream

FOR THE APPLE TOPPINGS

  • 3 small apples peeled, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon optional
  • 1/4 c slivered almonds

Instructions

MAKE THE CRUST

  1. In a bowl of a food processor, add flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Pulse the mixture together a few times to combine. Add in the cubed butter and pulse the mixture until it looks like a coarse meal and no bits of butter are visible.

  2. Add the egg, egg yolk, and water and pulse until the mixture forms into a ball in the center of the bowl. Turn the dough over on a floured surface, gathering any loose dough from the blade and the bowl as well. Shape the dough into a 1/2 inch thick disk. Wrap it in plastic and chill for 4 hours up to overnight in the fridge.

  3. After chilling, allow the dough to rest at room temperature for about 5 minutes. Lightly massage the dough with your hands just to make it a bit malleable. Place the dough in the center of an 11-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press the dough gently to flatten it, and continue pressing the dough along the entire surface of the pan then up to the sides. If the dough tears, simply patch it with scraps of dough and pat a little amount of flour to the area.

    Cut the excess dough along the edges or roll a rolling pin across the pan edges to trim the excess. Refrigerate the tart shell while you prepare the filling and topping.

MAKE THE CREAM FILLING AND THE TOPPINGS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Peel, core and slice the apples thinly ( about 1/4 inch thick). Toss it with sugar and cinnamon ( if using), in a large bowl.

  2. Beat together cream cheese, eggs, cream, vanilla and sugar until smooth. Some bits of cream cheese may be present.

  3. Arrange the apple slices in concentric circles in the tart shell. Pour the cream filling over the apples distributing it evenly. Bake the tart at 375 F for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden. Chill the apple tart completely before cutting and serving.

Recipe Notes

Crust recipe from Good Dinner Mom

Nutrition Facts
Apple Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 834IU17%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.