Apple Cardamom Cream Cheese Tart
"An apple cardamom cream cheese cart with brown sugar and vanilla."
-- @themosthungry
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A simple cream cheese tart that’s topped with baked fruit. Use this recipe as a basic framework to make any type of cream cheese tart and top it with whatever you like and flavor it with whatever you like.



Prep time 2hrs
Cook time 1hr 45mins
Serves or Makes: 10


  • 1 All Butter Pie Crust
  • 1 pound Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 C Sour Cream, at room temperature
  • 1/ 2 C packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/ 2 teapsoons ground cardamom
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • pinch Salt
  • 6 Medium Apples
  • 2 tablepoons melted Butter
  • 1 teasopon Sugar


  • Step 1

    Pre-heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Slice apples thinly and arrange in small, shingled layers on a parchment lined baking tray. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 45 minutes or until they are tender and golden brown.

  • Step 2

    Turn oven to 425°F (220°C). Roll out your All Butter Pie Crust till it’s large enough to fit in your baking dish. Transfer to baking dish, trim off any excess dough that is overhanging. Dock the base of your crust with a fork. Line with foil, or parchment, and pie weights if you have them. (I lived dangerously here and didn’t use any weights.) Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes, you can remove your pie weights, then lower temp to 375°F and bake for another 15 minutes till crust is golden. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before you fill it.

  • Step 3

    Ok home stretch, time to make the filling. Combine your cream cheese, sour cream and sugar in a large bowl and beat till fully combined. Add in one egg at a time till fully incorporated. Then stir in your cardamom, vanilla and pinch of salt. Pour filling into crust and bake at 325°F for 30 minutes or until center has just set. Let cool at room temperature. Top with your baked apple slices, give it a nice sprinkle of powdered sugar just before serving and eat up!