Apple and Blue Cheese Tart

Apple and Blue Cheese Tart

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

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box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
tablespoons butter or margarine
medium shallots, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
medium apple, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch slices (about 1 cup)
cup chopped pistachio nuts
tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries
cup crumbled blue cheese (1 oz)
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
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.
Makes 12 servings
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Kitchen 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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 110mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.