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Bavarian Apple Torte

This rich, creamy torte has always been one of my favorite autumn desserts. Mom uses the freshest apples from a local orchard and bakes this treat until the apples are crisp-tender. It tastes as good as it looks. -Alyson Armstrong, Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12-14 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Combine the first four ingredients. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Pour over the crust. Combine topping ingredients; spoon over filling. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until the center is set. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Cut into wedges with a serrated knife.
Editor's Note: Even a tight-fitting springform pan may leak. To prevent drips, place the pan on a baking sheet in the oven.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 286 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • marils
    Sep 15, 2016

    This is a great dessert. So, why am I only giving it 4 stars? This is very close to Southern Living's Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart. While this dessert is handsome, the other recipe is also easy, but makes you look like a master pastry chef.

  • Ah5816
    Nov 17, 2014

    This is always such a hit when I make it for someone. Definitely a fall favorite. I'm wondering if it is possible to freeze this at all. Someone asked me to make it for them for their Thanksgiving dinner and since I will be busy getting things together for my own dinner, I was wondering if I could make it a couple days before. Thanks for the recipe

  • delowenstein
    May 1, 2014

    I prepared this recipe for the first time on 5/1/14! This definitely is a keeper for me to use time and again! For filling: I did use 1/2 cup sugar & I used 1 tsp. vanilla extract instead of the original amount of 1/4 cup sugar and 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract! I used a mixture of 1/2 cup cinnamon-sugar with the 3 cup peeled thinly sliced apples (Granny Smith). I did grease and flour a 9" springform pan. I placed foil under the prepared pan and placed pan on a baking sheet. I baked 55minutes at 350o F. I ran knife around the cake to loosen from the pan and cooled at least 1 hr. I plan to share this dessert tomorrow with the Volunteer Office at the hospital where I work! Thank you for this recipe! delowenstein

  • Punkyjoe81
    Jul 18, 2013

    We loved this dessert! I was happy to find a "different" apple recipe to make for my family

  • catlovesbooks
    Apr 2, 2013

    This was fabulous! It was essentially like a cheese cake with apple topping, so it was a hit!

  • dandv74
    Jan 18, 2013

    This is an awesome dessert. My husband and I both love it and I've gotten rave reviews when I've shared the finished product with others.

  • ispike7
    Oct 22, 2012

    A Thanksgiving tradition for our family!

  • country gramma
    Oct 7, 2012

    Made this today for Thanksgiving Dinner. I followed the recipe to the letter. When I make it next time I will let it cook long then the time given. I felt the filling was not fully cooked and the same with the apples. I used cortland apples and they were still crunshy. But in general everyone liked it.

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    Oct 1, 2012

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  • Ashley121
    Feb 12, 2012

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