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Cranberry Cream Cheese Tart

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Servings: 10
1 cup cranberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 8-ounce package light cream cheese
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla
Butter-flavored nonstick spray coating
4 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
1 ounce white chocolate, melted (optional)

Strips of Orange Peel

1. In a small saucepan combine the cranberries, 1/4 cup sugar, and the orange juice. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until the cranberries pop and the mixture thickens slightly, stirring frequently. Set aside.

2. In a food processor bowl combine the cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, the egg, egg white, and vanilla. Process until smooth, scraping the side of bowl as necessary. Set aside.

3. Spray a 9-inch tart pan or pie plate with nonstick coating. Spray 1 phyllo sheet with nonstick coating. Fold the sheet in half crosswise to form a rectangle (about 13x9 inches). Gently press the folded sheet of phyllo into the prepared tart pan, allowing ends to extend over edge of pan. Spray with nonstick coating. Spray and fold another sheet of phyllo; place across first sheet in a crisscross fashion. Spray with nonstick coating. Repeat with remaining 2 sheets of phyllo. If desired, turn under edges of phyllo to form a crust.) Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 minutes.

4. Spoon cream cheese mixture into phyllo crust, spreading evenly. Spoon cranberry mixture over cream cheese mixture. Use a knife to marble mixture slightly.

5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until phyllo is lightly browned and filling is set. Let cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours. If desired, before serving, drizzle edges of phyllo with melted white chocolate, and sprinkle strips of orange peel over top.

Makes 10 servings.

Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare tart as directed. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.

Nutritional Information
Nutritional facts per serving
calories: 192 , total fat: 7g , saturated fat: 4g , cholesterol: 40mg , sodium: 142mg , carbohydrate: 18g , fiber: 1g , protein: 4g , vitamin A: 8% , vitamin C: 3% , calcium: 2% , iron: 2% , starch: 1diabetic exchange , fruit: .5diabetic exchange , fat: 1diabetic exchange

Date: December 1, 2002

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