Cream Cheese Apple Petal Tart

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 403
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1 1/2 cups vanilla wafers cookie crumbs (about 40 cookies)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon water
2 (8-ounce) packages light cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar divided
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
3 Golden Delicious Apples , peeled, cored, and sliced into 16 slices each
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup apple pie liqueur, aged minimum 6 months
1/2 cup sugar free orange marmalade, melted and strained


Warm a 12”, deep Dutch oven to 375°F. Spray a 9” spring form pan with food release. In a medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs, sugar, butter, and water. Mix well. Press into the bottom and up the sides of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, ½ c. sugar, egg whites, and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, carefully place sliced apples in bottom, not breaking slices. Sprinkle cinnamon, remaining sugar, and liquor over apple slices and very gently toss to coat.

Pour cream cheese mixture into crust and smooth with a spatula. Starting from outside edge, working toward the center, arrange the apple slices lengthwise, in concentric circles until reaching the center.

Place spring form pan on a cake rack inside the Dutch oven. Bake until apples are tender, about 1 hour at 375°F. Remove from oven, transfer to a baking rack and cool completely. Just before serving, spoon or brush melted marmalade over the top of the tart.

Serves 8 to 12

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 403
Calories from Fat: 205

This Cream Cheese Apple Petal Tart recipe is from the Cast Iron "Covered Wagon" Cookin' Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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