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Bavarian Apple Tart Recipe

Bavarian Apple Tart Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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!!"

linsvin User ID: 1584655 80137
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"Perfect fall recipe . Beautiful presentation. Tastes much better after chilled in the fridge"

rachelayne User ID: 2351760 113034
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"This turned out wonderful! I will make this again."

knitwit84 User ID: 4480114 63668
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

"I made this recipe for the church potluck. It was gone in a matter of minutes! A big hit!"

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