Stovetop Cheese Tart
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September 8, 2018
A ThriftyFun reader had asked what they could do if they did not have a tart pan in order to make a tart recipe I had posted here. It made me think about other ways to make a tart, when there is no tart pan, or maybe not even having the use of an oven. This is my recipe on how to make a cheese tart in a pan on the stovetop. It's how my grandma used to make such desserts before she got her first oven installed. This is a cross between a standard tart and a cheesecake. I hope you give this a try. It's pretty fun!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes, plus cool time
- 4 Tbsp butter, softened
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
- 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 100ml whipping cream
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- Cream the butter and 3 tablespoons of sugar together in a bowl.
- Add egg and mix well.
- Sift the flour into the egg mixture. Stir well.
- Keep stirring until mixture is grainy.
- Now pick it up and knead it in your hands until a dough is formed.
- Press the dough into a greased 8 or 9 inch frying pan.
- Prick the dough all over with a fork. Set aside.
- Mix cream cheese and 3 tablespoons of sugar together.
- Stir in the whipping cream.
- Add the egg, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
- Add the 2 tablespoons of flour and stir until combined.
- Pour the cream cheese filling into the crust.
- Cover and cook on very low heat for about 30 minutes.
- Keep a cold, wet towel near the pan and rest the pan on it every 5 to 10 minutes to make sure the crust does not burn.
- Cool completely, then keep in the fridge for at least an hour to chill.
- When chilled, tart will lift right off the pan. Slice and serve.
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