Rustic Fruit Tart

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Author Notes: This layered fruit tart is like a bread pudding, making it perfect for dessert or for brunch. It’s full of fruit so serve it up without the guilt. Apples have pectin, a soluble fiber that helps to prevent cholesterol buildup. Susan E. Levy

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Serves 12

  • Non-stick pan spray
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • ¼ cups low-fat half-and-half
  • ? cups granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cups dried cranberries
  • 6 cups (about 5 large) mixed apples and pears, peeled and sliced into thin slivers
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9-inch round springform pan and lightly dust with bread crumbs or panko.
  2. Beat the egg whites and half-and-half in a large mixing bowl. Beat in sugar, salt, spices, and lemon juice. Add the flour to the milk mixture and mix to form a thick cake batter.
  3. Add the fruit to the batter and mix gently just until the slices are evenly coated. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 375°F for about 50 minutes, or until the top is well-browned. Cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes before unmolding. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  5. Per serving: 168 calories, 3g protein, 39g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g mono fat, 0mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium

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