I made this fairly easy dessert for a dinner party the other day. It came out great! You can use any combination of autumn fruits: pears, plums, apples. Whatever you have on hand.
Here's the recipe:
Autumn Fruit Tart
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 pkg. (250 g) cream cheese
1/4 cup maple syrup
2-4 plums (depending on size) thinly sliced
1-2 pears, thinly sliced
1/4 cup ground walnuts or pecans
Heat oven to 375F. Process butter and 1/3 cup sugar in food processor until fluffy. Add flour; process until blended. Press mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.
Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until blended. Stir in 3 tablespoons maple syrup and egg. Spread onto crust. Top with neatly arranged fruit, sprinkle with nuts. Bake 40-45 minutes until set. Let stand 5 minutes. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 3 hours. Drizzle with remaining maple syrup.