Senator Susan Collins’ Apple Tart 

Crust Ingredients:
1 stick butter
cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
1 cups all-purpose flour

1.In a medium saucepan, melt butter and remove from heat. Add both sugars and stir well. Add flour and stir well.
2.Allow mixture to cool slightly, just so that you can handle the dough.
3.Press dough evenly into a tart pan.
4.Put tart crust in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill completely. (It can be frozne in advance.)

Topping Ingredients:
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, sliced and tossed in lemon juice.
1/3 cup granulated sugar plus one teaspoon cinnamon, mix together and set aside
2 tablespoons butter, melted, set aside

Filling Ingredients:
1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
cup granulated sugar
cup sour cream
teaspoon vanilla

1.Preheat oven to 400.
2.Mix together all ingredients in a food processor or heavy duty mixer.
3.Pour filling into tart crust.
4.Arrange sliced apples on top of filling.
5.Brush apples with melted butter.
6.Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture
7.Bake at 400 for 7 minutes then at 350 for 40 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers, if any!