Apple Torte Dessert Recipe

Fall is full of apples, and I love it.  And especially warm and toasty apple desserts – I love when they’re heated up (as in…heated up in my oven getting ready for me to devour) how aromatic they become.  It’s such a warm and cozy smell that has you searching for Grandma the moment that scent hits your nose.

Cute as a button, Maureen of Homemade Mothering, shares her favorite Thanksgiving eve dessert – the Apple Torte.  She’s got fabulous childhood memories of her mom making it for the annual pre-Thanksgiving feast. I personally don’t think I can wait until Thanksgiving eve to try this one.  If you can, I salute you.

Apple Torte

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in vanilla. Add flour and mix well. Drop into a 9? springform pan and press out evenly.

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Combine cream cheese and sugar. Blend in egg and vanilla. Pour on top of unbaked crust in pan.

2 granny smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Toss apples with sugar and cinnamon. Arrange on cream cheese layer. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. reduce temperature to 400 degrees and continue baking for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and loosen rim of pan from crust. Cool before completely removing rim.


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1 Comment

  • November 2, 2011


    That looks delicious. I’ve been on the prowl for something new to bring to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner and this just might be it.