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Cream Cheese-Apple Danish Tart

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 5 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Impressively appealing and mouthwatering, too! This tart will take the cake at your next gathering.
Created Apr 27, 2018
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  • 1/2 box (1 crust) Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, diced (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pkg (250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons milk


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Heat baking sheet on bottom rack of oven. Meanwhile, place pie crust in 9- or 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. Press in bottom and up side of pan. Trim edge if necessary.
  • 2
    In medium microwavable bowl, mix apples, brown sugar, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon. Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes; stir. Microwave 1 to 2 minutes longer, stirring once, until apples are slightly soft.
  • 3
    In another medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup icing sugar, the vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Spread over bottom of crust. Top evenly with apple mixture (apples will not cover top completely).
  • 4
    Place tart pan on heated baking sheet on bottom rack in oven. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until filling is set, apples are tender and crust is light golden brown. Cool on cooling rack about 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 5
    Just before serving, in small bowl, mix 1/2 cup icing sugar and 1 teaspoon milk. Stir in additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over tart. Remove side of pan; cut into wedges. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Most tart pans are shiny aluminum, which prevents the bottom of the crust from browning. Baking on a heated baking sheet helps the bottom crust to brown.
  • Tip 2
    Try not to stretch the pastry when you fit in into the tart pan. It will shrink during baking if it's stretched.

Nutrition Information

320 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 41g Total Carbs, 26g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 servings
Total Fat
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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