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Cherry-Almond-Cheese Tart

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Categories: Entertaining, Low-fat, Make ahead, Valentine's Day
Type: Valentine's Day

This cherry-almond-cheese tart tastes like it must have oodles of fat, but it doesn't.

Serves: Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 8-ounce package nonfat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 8-ounce container nonfat Cool Whip, thawed
  • 9-inch low-fat graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 cup light cherry pie filling

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Directions:

  1. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and almond extract in medium bowl; beat with electric mixer until creamy and smooth.
  2. Fold in whipped topping and mix lightly.
  3. Spoon mixture into prepared crust; cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  4. Top with cherry pie filling; pie can be refrigerated overnight or served immediately.
Tips:
  • In the 1820s, the average American consumed about 10 pounds of sugar a year. Today, we eat about 420 pounds annually, the equivalent of eating 6 candy bars a day.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from Cook Once, Eat for a Week by Jyl Steinback. Copyright © 2003 by Family Fit Lifestyle, an Arizona Corporation.

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