Cream cheese, lemon, apples, nuts, honey, and a butter crust, what's not to like?
FOR THE CRUST:
Up to 1 tablespoon water(if needed)
FOR THE CHEESE FILLING:
zest of 1 lemon
FOR THE FRUIT AND NUT FILLING:
2/3cuppecans(or walnuts, finely chopped)
2-3apples(peeled and thinly sliced)
Lightly grease an 8-inch spring-form pan. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Make the crust: Throw all the crust ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined. If it looks a little dry, add a couple teaspoons cold water and pulse. Press into the pan, making a 1-inch rim. Bake 15 minutes, remove from the oven, and set aside. Lower the oven temperature to 375 degrees.
For the cheese filling, beat together the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, egg, vanilla, and lemon zest until smooth. In a small bowl, stir together the nuts and 1 tablespoon honey until all the nuts are coated. Toss the apple slices with the lemon juice, spices, and 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar.
Spread the cream cheese filling over the tart crust. Sprinkle the nuts over the cheese in an even layer. Place the apple slices on top in an even layer. Bake for 50-55 minutes at 375 degrees, until the apples are tender and golden.