Apple and Blue Cheese Tart

Sweet apples and cranberries balance the sharp flavor of blue cheese in an eye-catching appetizer tart.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 12

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

  • 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.

Expert Tips

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 Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.