Free-Form Apple Harvest Tart

But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit. In this way your harvest will be increased. I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 19:25


cups flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, divided
1 pkg. (4-serving size) Lemon Flavor Gelatin, divided
2 medium Golden Delicious apples (about 1 lb.), peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup Sliced Almonds
PLACE flour, butter and half of the cream cheese in food processor; cover. Process, using pulsing action, until mixture is well blended and almost forms a ball. Shape dough into ball; wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.
PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Place pastry on lightly floured surface; roll out to 14×8-inch rectangle. Place on parchment paper-covered baking sheet; set aside. Mix remaining cream cheese and half of the dry gelatin mix until well blended. Spread onto pastry to within 2 inches of edge.
TOSS apples with the remaining dry gelatin mix, the cornstarch and cinnamon. Spoon evenly over cream cheese filling. Fold edge of pastry over apples toward center of tart. (Apples in center of tart will remain exposed.) Sprinkle top with almonds. Bake, in lower third of oven, 35 min. or until crust is golden brown and apples are tender. Cool. Store leftover tart in refrigerator.

*For a more golden brown crust, lightly beat 1 egg yolk with 1 tsp. water. Brush onto crust; sprinkle with 2 tsp. sugar. Bake as directed.


  1. carrie*postma says

    yummy yum yum! TFS!

  2. crafty carolinagirl says

    Everyday I look at this recipe on my Kraft Food calendar and vow to make it. Have you made it yet? Looks really good!

    Love the new look of your blog!

  3. Now that looks super yummy!!!

  4. Love your new header and signature! Very creative!

    My mouth is watering just reading this!

  5. Megan@SortaCrunchy says

    Everything looks all gorgeous and autumn-y around here. Love it!

    And this looks YUM.

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  7. love the fall look!

  8. What a beautiful new look.
    Love you,

  9. karla — LOVE your new blog look. you are so creative.

    and…i am totally making this. it looks fantastic. i think i might even have to make it today….this morning….NOW!

  10. Megan (FriedOkra) says

    YUM. That sounds really delicious and I do have some apples sittin’ around here lookin’ fer sumpin ta do.

    That is just lovely, that image on your header. Perfect in every way. I looked at it for awhile when I loaded your blog and it just made me feel peaceful. Nicely done!

  11. WorksForMom says

    Wow, that looks awesome Karla! Printing right now!

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