Golden Pineapple Cheese Tart

posted by Shannon E 10-04-98 6:00 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *

Golden Pineapple Cheese Tart

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Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Pineapple Tarts

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups Unsifted flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
2/3 cup Butter or margarine
1/3 cup Sugar
2 Egg yolks
2 tbl. Cream
1/2 tsp. Grated lemon peel

8 oz. Crushed pineapple
4 tbl. Butter or margarine
2/3 cup Sugar
16 oz. Cream cheese, softened
1 Egg yolk
1/4 cup Heavy cream
1/2 cup Golden raisins
1 tsp. Grated lemon peel

Pastry: In large bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking powder. With pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add sugar, 2 egg yolks, 2 Tbs. cream and lemon peel. Mix with hands just until mixture holds together. Flour and knead about 2 minutes. Refrigerate pastry in waxed paper for 30 minutes.

Drain pineapple, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease 10-inch springform pan. Remove side of pan.

Filling: In medium bowl, beat butter, sugar and cream cheese at high speed until blended. Add egg yolk and cream. Stir in pineapple, raisins and lemon peel. Set aside.

Place 3/4 of the pastry dough into bottom of springform pan. Roll out dough to fit pan. Bake 12 minutes or until golden; cool. Replace side of springform pan. Pour filling into pan - spreading evenly. Decorate top of filling with remaining pastry.

Bake 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Serve warm or room temperature. Store refrigerated.

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