Heaven on Earth

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Bavarian Apple Torte....fall on a plate.

 Bavarian Apple Torte!  The perfect way to use your fall apples.

Bavarian Apple Torte

½ C. butter
1/3 C. granulated sugar
¼ tsp. vanilla
1 C. all-purpose flour

12 oz. cream cheese, softened
¼ C. granulated sugar
1 egg
½ tsp. vanilla
1/3 C. granulated sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
4 C. apples, peeled and sliced (Granny Smith or other tart apples)
¼ C. almonds, sliced and sauté in butter until golden

Preheat the oven to 450˚ F.

For the crust:  Cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla.  Blend in the flour.  Spread the dough onto the bottom and 1 ½” up the sides of a 9” spring form pan. 

For the filling:  Combine the cream cheese and sugar.  Mix well.  Add egg and vanilla.  Mix well and pour into the crust.  Combine the sugar and cinnamon, and then toss with the apples.  Combine well.  Arrange the apple slices in a circular pattern over the cream cheese layer in the pan.  Bake torte for 10 minutes at 450˚F.  Reduce the heat to 400˚ F. and continue baking for 25 more minutes.   Loosen torte from rim of pan.  Sprinkle top with sliced almonds which have been sautéed in butter. 

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Best when served the same day it is made