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Apple Bavarian Torte

A cookie-like crust holds the sensational filling of cream cheese, apples and almonds. This comforting apple torte will be welcomed addition to a bake sale or potluck. —Sheila Swift, Dobson, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5-1/2 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 6 medium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in flour and vanilla until blended. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Pour over crust. In another large bowl, toss apples with cinnamon and remaining sugar. Spoon over cream cheese layer.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 400°; bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle almonds over top; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan before slicing. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 213 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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