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Apple Bavarian Torte

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Nov. 28, 2022
A cookie-like crust holds the sensational filling of cream cheese, apples and almonds. This comforting apple torte will be welcomed addition to a bake sale or potluck. —Sheila Swift, Dobson, North Carolina
Apple Bavarian Torte Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5-1/2 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 6 medium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in flour and vanilla until blended. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Pour over crust. In another large bowl, toss apples with cinnamon and the remaining sugar. Spoon over cream cheese layer.
  3. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 400°; bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle almonds over top; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Remove side of pan before slicing. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 213 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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