Apple and Gruyère Cheese Tarts

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

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

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

  • 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
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.