Apple and Blue Cheese Tart

Sweet apples and cranberries balance the sharp flavor of blue cheese in an eye-catching appetizer tart.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
3
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
medium shallots, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
1
medium apple, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch slices (about 1 cup)
1/4
cup chopped pistachio nuts
2
tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries
1/4
cup crumbled blue cheese (1 oz)
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1
red pearl onion, halved, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell using 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 2 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Arrange apple slices in concentric circles in single layer in crust. Spread butter mixture over apples.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle nuts, cranberries, cheese and thyme over apples. Bake about 3 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown. Cool on cooling rack 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Garnish with onion.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    130
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    140mg
    140%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    12g
    12%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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