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


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


  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

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GoodyQueen 254244
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2016

"This is good. I agree with everyone who said 4 is too many apples. I used 3 small honey crisp and I had to layer them on. Also I would decrease the amount of cinnamon sugar. There was so much my apples are dark brown and look burnt (when they are not)."

lvarner 250072
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2016

"I love this recipe! It tastes delicious, and it looks so pretty too. It's a bit different from the usual apple cake, too. This is such a wonderful fall dessert. I like serving it topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream."

kewellman 238165
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! The almond extract is the perfect flavoring for this dessert. I did cut back on the apples the second time I made it cause four was just too many to layer on top! I also added a sprinkle of clove to the apple slices to add a little more spice (plus I love cloves). The only thing I'd want is a thicker cream cheese layer because it's so good! Maybe one day I'll try increasing it by 50% and see how it turns out."

vm70 237248
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"This is a fabulous recipe and easy to make. I made 10 of these in one weekend for our various neighbors and they all wanted the recipe. I skipped the almonds and used 1/3 less fat cream cheese. I also used Gala and McIntosh apples. This is certainly a keeper!"

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015


MY REVIEW 217907
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"Excellent recipe. We loved it and I will certainly make it again and again. Can't wait to make it for company. Deserves more than 5 stars!!!"

CatMurphy 189751
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"Delicious apple dessert! Love the cream cheese layer and the apples in the butter "cookie" crust. A keeper!"

Alaa 200506
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"good dessert for breakfast or even weekend gathering , i face some difficult to know if the cheese layer was cooked or not , but i turns very good in the end ."

delowenstein 153692
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"I found this recipe to rate a 5* recipe! I DID leave out the almonds and the glaze, though!

I used part Granny Smith and part Gala apples and I greased and floured my springform pan for easier removal. The rest of the ingredients I kept the same! Thank you, Margaret Wilson, for sharing your recipe with Taste of Home! This makes me think of a cheesecake and an apple dessert all in one! delowenstein"

aug2295 189747
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"This involved quite a bit of work but it was delicious. Nice dessert for Oktoberfest."

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