For this easy dessert, a refrigerated piecrust is topped with a cream cheese and lemon juice filling. Add fruit preserves for a simple topping on this elegant tart.

Source: Midwest Living
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Easy Cream Cheese Tart

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  • Let piecrust stand at room temperature 15 minutes before unrolling. Place piecrust circle in a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom or ease into a 9-inch pie plate. Press piecrust circle onto bottom and up sides of tart pan, if using; trim edges, if necessary. If using a pie plate, turn under edges and crimp as desired. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 to 6 minutes more or until lightly browned. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degree F.

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  • Meanwhile, for filling, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, and vanilla with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in lemon juice till smooth. Stir in eggs and lemon peel.

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  • Pour filling into pastry shell. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or till center appears nearly set when gently shaken. Cool for 1 hour on a wire rack. If using the tart pan, carefully remove the sides. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. Tote in an insulated cooler with ice packs. Serve within 2 hours.

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  • To serve, cut into wedges. Spoon preserves over each serving. If you like, serve with Sweetened Whipped Cream and fresh fruit. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Easy Cream Cheese Tart)

431 calories; 31 g total fat; 16 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 120 mg cholesterol; 287 mg sodium. 154 mg potassium; 31 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 8 g protein; 826 IU vitamin a; 3 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 20 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 71 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Sweetened Whipped Cream

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  • In a chilled mixing bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl).

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