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Autumn Apple Torte

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

During apple season, I always look forward to making this yummy torte. It has a cream cheese layer and apples galore. —Margaret Wilson, San Bernardino, California
Autumn Apple Torte Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups thinly sliced, peeled Granny Smith apples (about 2 medium)
  • 2 cups thinly sliced, peeled Cortland apples (about 2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a small bowl, cream butter and 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Press onto bottom and 1 in. up sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Add egg and almond extract; beat on low speed just until blended. Pour into crust.
  3. Place apples in a large bowl. Mix cinnamon sugar and nutmeg; add to apples and toss to coat. Arrange over cream cheese mixture. Bake 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce oven setting to 400°. Bake until apples are tender, 30-35 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Remove rim from pan. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over torte; sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate leftovers.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, place in a dry skillet; cook and stir over low heat until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 270 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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