After this, I will try to stop talking about apples (until next Fall) but I have to share my favorite apple dessert recipe.
Leigh Anne’s apple pie is now ranked in top three but this one is still my personal favorite!
I have made this many times for our Thanksgiving dessert table. It is also perfect for a holiday brunch. Since my birthday is in September, it has been a delightful stand-in for my birthday cake several times because I don’t necessarily need a traditional cake.
Don’t let the three steps intimidate you.
If I can make it, you can make it.
If Leigh Anne whips it up and takes one of her gorgeous pictures, I’ll be sure to come back and post it (hint, hint).
Apple Bavarian Torte
Step one – mix up the crust:
- 1/2 C butter
- 1/3 C sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 C flour
Preheat oven to 450º Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and flour. Press crust into flat bottom of springform pan. Set aside.
Step two – mix up the cheese mixture:
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese
- 1/4 C sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
In medium bowl, blend cream cheese and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Pour cheese mixture over crust.
Step three – apple mixture:
- 6 medium apples
- 1/3 C sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 C sliced almonds
Peel, core and slice apples (get one of those handy, dandy apple devices!) Gently toss apples with sugar and cinnamon. Spread apple mixture over all. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 400º, bake for additional 25 minutes. Sprinkle almonds over top of torte and continue baking until lightly browned. Cool before removing from pan. Yield: 12 servings
–Recipe from Pampered Chef Favorites 1992