Autumn Apple Torte Recipe
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Autumn Apple Torte Recipe

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When it’s apple season, we always find room for a slice of this heartwarming torte with a cream cheese layer and apples galore. Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

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 egg, 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

Nutritional Facts

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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a small bowl, cream butter and 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. 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 30-35 minutes longer or until apples are tender. 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. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, place in a dry skillet; cook and stir over low heat until lightly browned.
Originally published as Autumn Apple Torte in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p65

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

This recipe is fantastic. I have a sweet tooth and my husband does not, but we both liked this. I used granny smith apples to add a bit of tartness to it. Will definitely make this again.

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

Love this recipe! Have made it three times since my magazine arrived. Not too sweet, not too tart, but just right.

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

In a word this is delicious. I love cheesecake and apple pie and this marries them beautifully. I had Honeycrisp apples on hand so that is what I used. I also didn't use the almonds only because my husband isn't a fan of them. For my husband I heated up some caramel sauce and lightly drizzled it on top of his serving. This is pretty enough to carry to a potluck but it won't last long. Plus, be prepared to share the recipe.

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