Bavarian Apple Torte
Cuisine: German
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
Ingredients
Pastry:
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 1/3 Cup butter
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup flour
Filling:
  • 5 apples; Winesap, Gala or Golden Delicious
  • 8 ounces cream cheese; at room temperature
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • cinnamon sugar
  • 1/2 Cup sliced almonds
Instructions
Pastry:
  1. Cream sugar, butter, shortening and vanilla.
  2. Blend in flour and pat into bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of greased 9 inch spring form pan.
  3. Place in 400 degrees F oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Pare and slice apples to make 1 quart (4 cups).
Filling:
  1. Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg, lemon peel, vanilla and salt until smooth. Pour over pastry.
  2. Top with apple slices, cinnamon sugar and nuts.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes.
Notes
From "A Flock of Good Recipes," Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Ellison Bay and Sister Bay (Door County), Wisconsin
Recipe by Epicurus.com Recipes at https://www.epicurus.com/food/recipes/bavarian-apple-torte/9788/