Friday, September 12, 2014

Apple Cream Cheese tart and little Darla toes

Hi Friends!!!  
Happy Almost Fall.
  I see that many of you are already spruced up in your orange and golds.
Lookin Good!!

As for me...
I'm in the middle of planning out my Halloween decorations.
I'm sooooo excited!
I've got some fun new things to decorate the blog with too.

 Here is a delicious Apple Tart recipe for you to enjoy on these gorgeous pre-autumn days.

Apple Cream Cheese Tart

1 pie crust
2 medium apples, peeled, diced (about 2 1/2 cups)
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg 

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons milk

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Heat cookie sheet on bottom rack of oven. Meanwhile, place pie crust in 9- or 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. Press in bottom and up side of pan. Trim edge if necessary.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, mix apples, brown sugar, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon. Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes; stir. Microwave 1 to 2 minutes longer, stirring once, until apples are slightly soft.
  • 3 In another medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, the vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Spread over bottom of crust. Top evenly with apple mixture (apples will not cover top completely).
  • 4 Place tart pan on heated cookie sheet on bottom rack in oven. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until filling is set, apples are tender and crust is light golden brown. Cool on cooling rack about 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 5 Just before serving, in small bowl, mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon milk. Stir in additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over tart. Remove side of pan; cut into wedges. Store covered in refrigerator.

    Since we're talking Sweets...  How sweet is this!!!
    Yes, that is my husband painting my toenails.  : )

    Although I knew that he was gonna paint little Darla's 
    I kept getting in trouble for peeking.
    I couldn't help myself..
    and the darla butt was quite a funny surprise.

    So silly!!

    I'll be back soon to share some of my halloween ideas.


    Have a great day.


    Valerie Ratliff said...

    Lol love the toenails and the tart looks amazing. Glad to see your posting. I can't wait to see your Halloween decor.

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Cottage Making Mommy

    Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

    Ah, I see the Queen of Halloween is back! Have fun and I'm lovin' the Darla toe:@)

    Melinda said...

    I see the spirit has hit you.

    Setting the mood huh?

    M : )

    Blondie's Journal said...

    Happy Halloween to you! And thank you for a wonderful treat of a recipe!

    Jane xxx

    Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

    Perfect fall dessert - yummy! Happy Saturday :-)

    Theresa said...

    YUM! I will try this recipe soon! Happy decorating dear friend, HUGS!