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Bavarian Apple Tart

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Bavarian Apple Tart

This Bavarian Apple Tart recipe’s a keeper! Rich and delicious, it looks and tastes like a lot more work than it really is.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

For the Pastry:

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan.

Cream the butter with the 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Add the flour. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

 

For the Filling:

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

To prepare the filling, beat the cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Mix in the egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and beat until smooth. Pour into the pastry.

For the Topping:

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups peeled, cored, and sliced apples
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Instructions

To prepare the topping, combine the 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon. Toss with the apples. Arrange on top of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle the almonds on top.

Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 400 degrees F and continue baking for 25 minutes more. Cool completely before removing the rim from the pan.

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