Incredible Apple Tart

An apple tart
Prep time: 30 min
Start to finish: 2 hr
Makes: 12 servings

  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted and ground
  • 1 package (8 oz) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup Yoplait® fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup low sugar orange marmalade
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 medium red cooking apples, cored and very thinly sliced crosswise*
1. For tart dough: In a small bowl, combine oats, whole wheat flour, and ground pecans; set aside. In a large bowl, combine half of the cream cheese and the butter; beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, orange peel, baking soda, and salt; beat until well mixed. Beat in as much of the oat mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining oat mixture. If necessary, cover and chill for 30 to 60 minutes or until easy to handle.

2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Pat dough evenly on the bottom and up the sides of a lightly greased 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 4 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 3 minutes more. Cool completely on a wire rack.

3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the remaining cream cheese, the yogurt, powdered sugar, egg white, half of the marmalade, and the ground cardamom; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread into crust.

4. Arrange apple slices in concentric rings atop the cream cheese mixture in tart pan, overlapping slices slightly. Cover top of tart with foil.

5. Bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until crust is golden brown and apples are just tender.

6. Place remaining half of the marmalade in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cover; microwave on 50% power (medium) for 10 seconds. Stir; microwave about 10 seconds more or until melted. Brush over apples. Serve tart slightly warm or cool.

*Test Kitchen Tip: If you have a mandolin, use it to slice the apples about 1/8 inch thick.

Nutritional Information

1 slice: Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 20mg;Sodium 160mg; Total Carbohydrate 19g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 11g); Protein 4g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A6%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 4%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.