RED RUSTIC TART
• 3 large apples such as Jonathan or Macintosh, peeled, thinly sliced (4 cups)
• 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
• 1-1/4 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
• 1 cup dried tart cherries
• 1 refrigerated rolled pastry for a 9-inch pie (1/2 of a 15 ounce package)
• 1 tablespoon butter
Heat oven to 375°F. Combine apples, 4 tablespoons of the sugar and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a large bowl; toss well. Stir in cherries. Let stand 10 minutes; tossing once.
Line a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan with foil; coat foil with cooking spray. Unroll pastry onto pan. Mound apple mixture over center of pastry leaving a 3-inch border around edges. Fold up edges of pastry over apple mixture leaving a 4-inch opening in center. Gently fold and press pastry onto apple mixture. Cut butter into small pieces and arrange over apple mixture.
Combine remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over tart. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and apples are tender. Let stand 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 6 servings.
Tip: for a festive glaze, combine 1/2 cup tart cherry juice and 2 tablespoons honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer gently 6 to 8 minutes or until slightly thickened and reduced to about 1/4 cup. Cool to room temperature (glaze will thicken upon standing. Drizzle over tart just before serving.
Nutrition Information per serving: 353 calories, 12 g total fat, 5 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat, 60 g carbohydrate, 12 mg cholesterol, 3 g protein, 4 g fiber, 148 mg sodium. Daily Values: 20% vitamin A, 8% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 4% iron
Nutrition Information per serving with glaze: 386 calories, 12 g total fat, 5 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat, 69 g carbohydrate, 12 mg cholesterol, 3 g protein, 4 g fiber, 150 mg sodium. Daily Values: 20% vitamin A, 8% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 4% iron
Cherries, commonly enjoyed year-round as dried and frozen cherries and cherry juice, can add antioxidant benefits, rich RED color and sweet-tart taste to holiday fare. In fact, cherries’ RED color comes from powerful antioxidant compounds called anthocyanins that studies suggest may reduce inflammation and risk factors for heart disease.
The Cherry Marketing Institute