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Apple and Gruyère Cheese Tarts

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 20

Your guests will love these sweet and savory tarts filled with apples, shallots and Gruyère.

Ingredients

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1
large red apple, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
4
oz Gruyère cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
3
tablespoons butter
2
shallots, finely chopped
3
tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts
2
tablespoons chopped sweetened dried cranberries
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Unroll pie crusts; roll each crust into 12-inch round. Using 3 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 10 rounds from each crust, rerolling dough if necessary. Press each round into ungreased regular-size muffin cup.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix apple and cheese cubes; set aside.
  • 3 In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallots, cook 2 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove from heat; stir into apple mixture. Spoon heaping tablespoon apple-shallot mixture into each cup.
  • 4 Bake 24 to 27 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir nuts, cranberries and thyme. Spoon about 1 teaspoonful nut mixture over each tart. If desired, garnish tarts with additional thyme sprigs. Serve warm or cool.

Expert Tips

Gruyère is a sweet, slightly salty hard yellow cheese from Switzerland.

Swiss or Gouda cheese can be substituted for the Gruyère.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tart
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
2%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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