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Bavarian Apple Tart


  • 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.

Nutrition 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.


Average Rating: 4.904761
  • Candon
    Jun 22, 2015

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

  • fascinator
    Feb 28, 2015

    Delicious. Make again.

  • justclapp
    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
    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
    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
    Dec 6, 2011

    Wonderful! Very easy and delicious!

  • thefigueroazoo
    Sep 16, 2011

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

  • katelo
    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.
    Mar 19, 2011

    very impressive and tasty!

  • sharvey
    Nov 10, 2010

    My family loved it! It is so pretty!!

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