Monday, October 27, 2008

Bavarian Apple Torte





I love the combination of flavors in this cake, but since there are those in my family who don’t care for for cream cheese, I don't make it as often as I'd like. I got the recipe from my friend Karin, when we were young moms, getting together for coffee while our toddlers played. I’ve modified the recipe somewhat.

Ingredients:

base:
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
filling:
  • 2 – 8 ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
topping:
  • 2 - 3 thinly sliced apples
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
Method:
  1. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add flour a little at a time and beat until crumbly to resemble a graham wafer type crust.
  2. Press crumbs out on bottom and a little up the side of a 8 1/2 - 9 inch spring-form pan. 
  3. Beat cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth. 
  4. Pour into pastry-lined pan.
  5. Arrange apples on top of cream cheese layer and sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture
  6. Top with almonds.
  7. Bake at 400° F for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375° F and continue baking for 50 - 60 minutes. Cover loosely with foil for last 10 minutes if almonds get too dark. (shorter baking time is if using a larger pan, because the cake will not be as high)
  8. Allow to cool 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edge before removing the rim. 



16 comments:

  1. she's baaack.......looks great. i haven't made this in years, worth making again that is for sure.

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  2. This looks amazing, Anneliese, welcome back. Hope that you had a relaxing time away. I am looking forward to all the wonderful Christmas recipe from all the great ladies that are submitting recipe so that we can keep our families well fed.
    Thanks
    Alvina

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  3. Pooh! Others beat me too it! I wanted to say...sheeeeeeeeeees back..and with a bang! I am so glad you posted this. Anneliese...you are my hero for consistently providing us with beautiful photos and scrumptious desserts. I want to be a neighbour! Got any leftovers?!

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  4. I'm laughing here. . she was no doubt asking her husband to stop at the store on the way home from the airport. . .dying to get a dessert posted quickly.
    I so enjoy this one. . and you display is so beautifully. Welcome back Anneleise . .I know you were missed on this blog.

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  5. Now I'm laughing! No, I wasn't in any hurry to bake a dessert that quick! (I have a few pounds to lose first. .. those mile high mud pies etc. were hard to resist) This recipe was ready to be posted before we left. Good thing there's none left.

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  6. Still, she is organized enough. . .to have a post ready to go. . .
    I'm still quite impressed.

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  7. Welcome back, Anneliese! This has been one of my favorite desserts since I clipped it out of a magazine back in the 70's. I have used this dessert at many larger functions...i.e. 'teacher appreciation' banquet, dessert receptions, etc. It's one of those desserts that people always want the recipe for. Your pictures look great!

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  8. That is absolutely gorgeous. Welcome back Anneliese!

    Have to go now, must go back to licking the picture of that torte!

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  9. Welcome back Anneliese..wow gorgeous pics and another yummy recipe to add to my ever growing pile of recipes to try.

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  10. That looks DELICIOUS! I can't see why your family wouldn't like fruit & cream cheese. You could put cream cheese on liver, and I may consider eating it. ;)

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  11. Have made this three times already since Easter. My whole family loves it - even my super picky brother! My husband likes it so much he helped peel the apples last time to ensure that it was going to get made. Its sweet & rich without being overpowering. So yummy! Thanks for sharing it :)

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  12. I've been making this dessert for years. It's one of my favourites! I love the combination of flavours.

    I just found your blog and I'm excited to jump in and see all of your recipes. I live in a large Mennonite area. :)

    Laurie
    www.thebakingbookworm.blogspot.com

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  13. HI
    i AM NEW TO YOUR BLOG AND i LOVE IT. i WAS WONDERING IF i DID ANYTHING WRONG i AM AMING YOUR BAVARIAN APPLE TORTE AND I USED GRANNY SMITH APPLES AND THERE ARE JUICE RUNNING ALL OVER THEPLACE. IS IT MY NEW SPRINGFORM PAN IR DID I DO SOMETHING WRONG. I DID PUT ANOTHER PAN UNDER IT AS ALWAYS.
    TIA
    NONNIE
    FROM OHIO
    MOULTEE@AOL.COM

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  14. The oven is smoking! I followed the recipe exactly. The apple juices must be causing the smoke. Does this happen to you?

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  15. This recipe was very easy and the torte was fabulous. Everyone had to have the recipe. Thank you!

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  16. I'm not sure if the last two comments came from the same person. I hope the smoking oven still turned out a delicous cake. With the spring-form pans it is possible to have juices run out. It is important to have the rim fit correctly, but sometimes it still happens. I can't say I've had a big problem.. but it is a good idea to put some foil in the bottom of the oven for easier clean-up. A pan may keep the bottom of the cake from getting done well. The juices come from the sugar in the apples.

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