Thursday, September 15

Harvest Fruit Dessert

Harvest Fruit Dessert
(originally from What Cooking magazine, Fall 2008)

1/2 cup non-hydrogenated margarine
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup flour

12 pkg (250 g) cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup, divided
1 egg

2 plums, thinly sliced
2 small apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup ground toasted pecans

Heat oven to 375 F. Mix margarine and 1/3 cup sugar until fluffy. Add flour; mix until blended. Press into the bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.

Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until blended. Stir in 3 Tbsp. syrup and egg. Spread onto crust. Top with fruit and sprinkle with nuts. Bake 40 - 45 minutes or until center is almost set. Let stand 5 minutes.

Run knife around rim of pan to loosen; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 3 hours. Drizzle with remaining syrup.

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