Bavarian Apple Tart Recipe
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Bavarian Apple Tart Recipe

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Everyone in my card club commented on this tart's wonderful taste. No one guessed that the delicate crust, creamy filling and sweet topping are light. There wasn't a leftover in sight when I serve this. —Mary Anne Engel of West Allis, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 4 medium)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 213 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla, flour and cinnamon. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla just until combined. Spread over crust.
  3. In another bowl, toss the apples, sugar and cinnamon; arrange over filling. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Bavarian Apple Tart in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p37

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Candon User ID: 6763924 228390
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"I used fat free cream cheese to cut down on the calories and fat even more... was delicious."

fascinator User ID: 7633968 221634
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Delicious. Make again."

justclapp User ID: 3129402 53365
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"This is a great recipe. I substituted sugar with Truvia baking blend to cut back on the sugar. You can't tell. I have had numerous requests for this recipe since I made it! Definitely will make this again."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 58014
Reviewed May. 18, 2013

"This is very good. It makes a nice presentation but really gets put together in a snap. I used 5 small Granny Smith apples and whole wheat flour.

~ Theresa"

chancellorville User ID: 6660707 205035
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"I thought I was buying 1/3 fat cream cheese but misread the label. It was 1/3 neufchatel. It was the first time I was trying this recipe, so I had no pre-conceived ideas for taste. It was a delicious "mistake"."

LindaFranz User ID: 6123695 205034
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Wonderful! Very easy and delicious!"

thefigueroazoo User ID: 6098353 113037
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"Very good. The cream filling tasted very good with the tart apples we picked."

katelo User ID: 5797050 129928
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"Wasn't MY cup of tea, but if I was expecting company who I knew was a huge fan of apples, I MIGHT pull out this recipe again...speaking of tea -- that would probably been good with this!"

annette m. w. User ID: 5789129 63673
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"very impressive and tasty!"

sharvey User ID: 2449678 103687
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"My family loved it! It is so pretty!!"

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