Autumn Apple Torte Recipe

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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

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 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

Directions

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.
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.
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.
Reduce oven setting to 400°. Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack.
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: 270 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 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
  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 User ID: 6208519 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)."

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lvarner User ID: 35803 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."

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kewellman User ID: 7182281 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."

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vm70 User ID: 8615075 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

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[email protected] User ID: 410355 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!!!"

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CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 189751
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

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

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Alaa User ID: 6568023 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 ."

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 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"

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 189747
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

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

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