Apple Cream Cheese Tart

High Cotton Food Styling and Photgraphy
  • Yield: 10 servings

Instead of the usual fruit topped tart or cheesecake, this graham cracker crust is covered with caramelized apples and a thin layer of “cheesecake.” All together, it’s barely an inch high.


1cup graham cracker crumbs
1tablespoon sugar
3tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Apple Cream Cheese Filling:
1 1/2tablespoons unsalted butter
3cups thinly sliced peeled apples
2tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8teaspoon ground nutmed
2 (8-ounce) packages 1/3-less fat cream cheese, softened
2/3cup sugar
2 eggs
2/3teaspoon vanilla
3/4cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. To prepare crust, combine cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a large bowl. Press evenly on bottom of pan.
  3. To prepare apple cream cheese filling, melt the 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; cook, turning occasionally with a large spoon, 8 minutes or until nearly tender. Arrange evenly over crust.
  4. Beat cheese at medium speed until smooth. Gradually add sugar, eggs, vanilla and cream; beat until evenly blended. Pour over apples.
  5. Bake 40 minutes or until top is slightly jiggly in the center. Cool on wire rack; cover and refrigerate overnight.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 359
  • Fat 24g
  • Saturated Fat 14g
  • Cholesterol 114mg
  • Sodium 249mg
  • Carbohydrate 31g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 24g
  • Protein 6g