I've been trying to use up everything in my fridge and freezer before the fall holidays get here. I try to do this every year at this time with not a lot of success. But this year I am determined. I am only going to the grocery when I absolutely need to pick up something, like fresh milk.
I had both cream cheese and mascarpone cheese in the fridge. I have a wonderful recipe for a cream cheese tart. You only bake the shell, which does not even get rolled out, and then fill it. Simple and delicious. Here it is:
Sugar Cookie Crust:
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp almond extract
In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light. Fold in flour, salt, milk and extract, until mixture is moist and crumbly (it should clump together if you press it between your fingers).