An Apple Tart for the weekend

It’s no secret I am somewhat of a Cooking Channel addict so it should come as no surprise that this weeks recipe idea is from Laura Calder’s repetoire. She calls it the “Easy Pastry Shop Apple Tart” and like the name states its so simple to do. Let me know if you try it out!

Laura Calder Apple tart


* For the crust
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* For the cream filling
* 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
* 1/4 cup sugar

* 1 egg
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* For the top
* 3 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup slivered almonds or chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Make the crust: Cream the butter and sugar. Stir in the vanilla. Finally, mix in the flour to make a smooth dough. Press into the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan, giving it about a 1-inch rim. Bake 15 minute, or until lightly golden. Remove the tart shell from the oven.

While the crust bakes, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla for the cream filling until smooth. Make the topping by tossing the apple slices with the cinnamon, sugar, and nuts.

Remove the tart shell from the oven. Spread over the cream mixture. Arrange the apple slices on top, and then scatter over the nuts. Bake until the apples are tender and golden, about 40 minutes. Recipe by Laura Calder

image via cooking channel

2 Responses

  1. Oh my God that looks delicious!! I’m making it tomorrow for sure!

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