Easy Apple Tart

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and assemble a 12" tart pan.

The original tart is adapted from one seen on French Cooking at Home by Laura Calder, she is my new favorite inspiration. She is a delightful 30 minute break in my day full of new ideas and not particularly difficult dishes with fun music. I just really think she is a fun break so I try not to miss it

Her tart was 8" so I did some adaptation to my accommodate my larger 12" tart pan.

Here is what you need for the crust:

3/4 C. butter
1/2 C. sugar
3/4 t. vanilla
1 1/2 C. flour

Cream the butter and sugar then stir in the vanilla. Mix in the flour to make crumbles. Pour into your pan and press into place. Press it into the bottom of the spring form or a tart pan and give it about a 1" rim. Bake for 15 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven.

Here are the ingredients for the filling:

12 oz. cream cheese
6 T. Sugar
1 lg. egg
3/4 t. vanilla

While the crust bakes, beat together the cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Make the topping by tossing the apples with the cinnamon and sugar. You may also add nuts at this time if desired.


4 apples peeled and sliced
3/4 t. cinnamon
6 T. sugar
1 /4 C. almonds or walnuts chopped optional

Remove the tart shell from the oven. Spread over the cheese mixture. Arrange the apple slices on top and scatter with the optional nuts if desired. Bake until the apples are tender about 40 minutes
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

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