Apples, pears and cheese have always been a classic trio. Take them to the next level with this sweet treat.
Dietitian’s Tip: With an indulgent dessert like this on the menu, plan ahead and enjoy a low calorie and low fat meal first.
Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 10 min
6 puff pastry shells
1 Bartlett pear, stemmed, cored, chopped
1 red apple, stemmed, cored, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
6 tablespoons (1.5 ounces) aged Cheddar cheese, shredded
6 teaspoons caramel sauce
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees
Bake puff pastry shells according to the package directions.
In a medium skillet, cook pear and apple in butter for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender; sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.
Fill each puff pastry cup with 2 tablespoons fruit; top with 1 tablespoon shredded cheese.
Bake tart for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve tart with 1 teaspoon caramel sauce.
Tip: Classic Cheddar cheese may be substituted in place of aged Cheddar cheese.
Per serving: Calories 290, Total Fat 18g 28%, Saturated Fat 6g 30 %, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 15mg 5%, Sodium 290mg 12%, Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%, Dietary Fiber 2g 8%, Sugars 10g, Protein 6g
Recipe Courtesy of National Dairy Council®