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Apple and Blue Cheese Tart

Apple and Blue Cheese Tart
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 12
Sweet apples and cranberries balance the sharp flavor of blue cheese in an eye-catching appetizer tart.
Updated January 7, 2010
Make With
Make With
Pillsbury Pie Crust

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • Shallots look like mini onions and taste like a mild mix of garlic and onion. You can usually find them near the onions in the produce section of the supermarket.
  • Try making this elegant tart with pears instead of apples.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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