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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

♥ Bavarian Apple Tart ♥

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 4 medium)
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla, flour and cinnamon. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla just until combined. Spread over crust.

In another bowl, toss the apples, sugar and cinnamon; arrange over filling. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator.

Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Analysis: One piece equals 213 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

~~Light & Tasty August/September 2002~~

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