Apple Pear Tart

Purchased pecan shortbread cookies are the crust's main ingredient in this recipe. Add cream cheese, apples, and pears and drizzle with caramel topping for a scrumptious dessert.



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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 35 mins
Related Categories: Apples, Desserts, Fruit, Pears, Pie, Thanksgiving
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Ingredients
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    10   
    pecan shortbread cookies, crushed (1-1/3 cups)
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    1/2  cup 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/4  cup 
    butter, melted
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    1  8  ounce package 
    cream cheese, softened
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    1   
    egg
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    1/4  cup 
    caramel ice cream topping
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    2   medium 
    firm ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut in 12 wedges each
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    2   medium 
    apples, cored and cut in 12 wedges each (do not peel)
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    2   tablespoons 
    butter
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    1   tablespoon 
    lemon juice
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    2   tablespoons 
    caramel ice cream topping

Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In bowl combine crushed shortbread cookies, flour, and 1/4 cup melted butter. Pat mixture into bottom and up sides of 14x5x1-inch rectangular or 10-inch round tart pan with removable bottom. Bake crust 10 minutes. Set aside.
2.
In medium bowl beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium high speed for 30 seconds. Add egg and 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping; beat until smooth. Spread mixture in bottom of baked crust. Bake 10 minutes more or until center appears set when pan is shaken. Cool on wire reck. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
3.
In 12-inch skillet cook pears and apples in 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat 10 minutes or until tender but still holding their shape, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice and heat through. Spoon fruit mixture atop tart. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons caramel topping. Pass any fruit that doesn't fit on top of tart. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 391, Fat, total (g) 25, chol. (mg) 82, sat. fat (g) 13, carb. (g) 38, Monosaturated fat (g) 8, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 18, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 680, vit. C (mg) 4, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 24, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 249, Potassium (mg) 142, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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