Apple Torte

Prep 15 min

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Cook 45 min

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Ready in 60 min

With cinnamon-spiced apples, a surprise cheesecake layer, and buttery crust, this dessert is a definite win!

Ingredients

    Apple Topping
  • 3   medium Pink Lady apples (about 1 lb./450 g), cored and cut in half lengthwise
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
  •  Optional: ⅛ tsp (0.5 mL) ground nutmeg
    Crust
  • 1 cup (250 mL) flour
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (125 mL) butter (1 stick), softened
    Filling
  • 1 pkg (8 oz./250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1   egg
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) sliced almonds, toasted (see cook’s tip)
  •  Optional: Powdered sugar for dusting

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Slice the apples using the Flex+ Food Processor attachment fitted with the thick slicing blade. Microwave the apples, covered, until very soft, about 8 minutes. Drain

  3. Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg (if using) in a small bowl. Set aside.

  4. In a clean food processor bowl, combine the flour and sugar, and pulse 2–3 times to combine. Cut the butter into quarters and place them into the bowl. Process for 10 seconds, scrape down the bowl, and continue processing for 20–30 seconds, or until mixture looks like wet sand. Place the crumbs onto the bottom and 1" (2.5 cm) up the sides of the 9" (23-cm) Springform Pan.

  5. For the filling, beat the cream cheese and sugar in a medium bowl using the Hand Mixer attachment and beaters until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla; beat on low speed until just blended. Pour the mixture into the crust.

  6. Toss the apple slices with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Arrange the apples over the cream cheese mixture and sprinkle with the almonds. Bake for 30 minutes.

  7. Cool completely on a cooling rack. If you’d like, sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Yield:

  • 8  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 380, Total Fat 24 g, Saturated Fat 13 g, Cholesterol 80 mg, Sodium 100 mg, Carbohydrate 40 g, Fiber 1 g, Sugars 26 g (includes 19 g added sugar), Protein 5 g

Cook's Tips:

To toast the almonds, spread them evenly on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 3–4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until golden brown and fragrant.

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