Thursday, September 22, 2005

Glazed Apple Tart

This one just jumped out of my recipe box. I haven't had the opportunity to try it yet, but it looks soooooo good.

You will need:
1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 40 small cookies, crushed)
2 tblsp sugar
2 tblsp melted butter or margarine
1 tblsp water

2 8oz. packages cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar, divided
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into narrow wedges
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup orange marmalade, melted and strained*

*I would probably leave the bits of orange peel in, but that's me.

Preheat oven to 375ยบ. In medium bowl, combine wafer crumbs, sugar, margarine, and water. Press into bottom and sides of greased 10-inch springform pan. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Set on a wire rack to cool.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the sugar, egg, and vanilla until fluffy. (For an electric mixer, use medium speed.) Pour the mixture into the crust; arrange apples on top. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the apples. Bake until apples are tender, about 1 hour. Cool on wire rack. Spoon or brush marmalade over the top just before serving. Makes a lot.

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