Pureed low-fat cottage cheese and reduced-fat cream cheese turns into a rich-tasting--but low-fat--custard in this fall favorite. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 1998

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Ingredients

Crust

Filling

Directions

  • To make crust: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom with cooking spray.

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  • Spread oats in a pie pan; bake until toasted, 7 to 15 minutes. Let cool. Process in a food processor until finely ground.

  • Stir together ground oats, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Drizzle oil onto dry ingredients and mix with a fork or your fingers until crumbly. Use a fork to stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough just comes together.

  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface; knead 7 to 8 times. Roll dough out into an 11-inch circle. Transfer the dough to prepared pan, pressing to fit. Trim edges. Prick bottom of the crust in a few places with a fork and line with foil or parchment paper. Fill with pie weights, dry beans or rice.

  • Bake crust until firm, 8 to 12 minutes. Remove foil or parchment and weights; cool on a wire rack.

  • To make filling: Mix 3 tablespoons sugar, lemon zest and juice and cinnamon in a bowl. Peel, core and cut apples lengthwise into 12 wedges each, tossing the apples in sugar mixture as you work. Arrange the apples in a single layer in prebaked crust and drizzle with any liquid from bowl. Place pan on a baking sheet and bake until the apples are tender but still hold their shape, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, puree cottage cheese in a food processor until smooth. Add cream cheese, egg, vanilla, salt and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar; process until smooth. Pour over the apples.

  • Bake the tart until custard is set, 15 to 20 minutes more. Let cool on a wire rack for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; 6.4 g total fat; 1.6 g saturated fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 215 mg sodium. 132 mg potassium; 30.6 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g fiber; 20 g sugar; 4.3 g protein; 127 IU vitamin a iu; 4 mg vitamin c; 11 mcg folate; 54 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 20 mg magnesium;