This stunning Apple Cream Cheese Tart proudly touts a Pillsbury™ buttery, flaky pastry crust filled with a tempting, delectable layer of luscious cream cheese filling.
Then it’s topped with a layer of thinly sliced cinnamon sugary Granny Smith apples and is baked to a lovely golden brown.
But wait…Then it’s drizzled with a simple old-fashioned glaze. OH MY!
Heart be still! Can we dig in yet??
How yummy does that sound?
I’ll tell ya.
Pretty darn yummy!
So, I have partnered with Pillsbury™ using their amazing products and I’m happy to share another ‘Pillsbury™’ inspired recipe with you, that I know for a fact, you will absolutely crush on!
In the above picture, see the Pillsbury™ Crescent Dough Sheet tube? Top right….in case it’s like a “Where’s Waldo” scenario. Well….That’s what I used for the pastry tart of this apple cream cheese delight.
It’s totally AWE-MAZING! Flaky, buttery, delicious….need I say more?
Obvously, I’m thinking about Fall with this apple tart, even though I never ever want Summer to end.
Can we just have summer, but still have Fall recipes? Come on Mother Nature. 🙂
Half the battle of this recipe is already done for you. The Pillsbury™ dough is ready! All you have to do is pick it up at your favorite grocery.
Whip up the cream cheese filling, slice up your apples, coat them with cinnamon and sugar, then place them on top of the cream cheese filling.
Of course, dollops of a 2 ingredient old-fashioned glaze on top is always nice right?
RIGHT! Who wants a bite?
Enjoy these Pillsbury™ Desserts too!
Feel free to change the old-fashioned glaze with this Best Home-made Salted Caramel Sauce.
Slivered almonds or crunchy walnuts would be extra yummy too!
This stunning Apple Cream Cheese Tart proudly touts a Pillsbury™ buttery, flaky pastry crust filled with a tempting, delectable layer of luscious cream cheese filling. Then it's topped with a layer of thinly sliced cinnamon sugary Granny Smith apples and is baked to a lovely golden brown.
But wait...Then it's drizzled with a simple old-fashioned glaze. OH MY! Heart be still!
- 1 package Pillsbury™ Crescent Dough Sheet
- 2 pkg. 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 tsp. almond or vanilla extract
- 4-6 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 4 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 Tbsp. milk or heavy cream
Line a 9x13 pan with with 2 sheets parchment paper, 1 running the length and 1 running the width, both cut to fit and press the prepared crescent dough sheet onto bottom and 1-inch up sides of the pan.
Using a mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add ½ cup sugar and continue beating until combined. Add eggs and beat on low speed just until blended, then pour into crust.
Place very thinly sliced apples in a large bowl or ziplock bag. Sprinkle with 4 tablespoons of sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon and toss to coat apples. Arrange apples over cream cheese mixture in overlapping pattern.
Bake 5 minutes in the preheated 400F oven.
After 5 minutes, reduce oven setting to 350F. Do not take out the tart out of the oven while reducing oven temperature. Bake 30-35 minutes longer until apples are tender, crust is deep golden brown and filling is set.
Take out tart out of the oven and cool on a wire rack.
While the tart is cooling, prepare the glaze by mixing confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth.
Lift up the parchment paper ends and lift the tart from the pan onto a serving platter.
Drizzle with glaze. Cut into 15 servings and serve immediately.
Refrigerate leftovers covered for up two days.
Make sure the apples are sliced thinly or they will not bake through.