Bavarian-Style Apple Torte


¾ cup butter or margarine, softened

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup white sugar

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

¼ cup white sugar

2 large eggs eggs

¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups apples – peeled, cored and sliced thinly

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ cup white sugar


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2
Mix together the butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, and 1/2 cup of sugar in a bowl. Press the mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9-inch springform pan.

Step 3
Beat together the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in the eggs and 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract. Pour the egg mixture over the crust.

Step 4
Combine the sliced apples, cinnamon, and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl. Spoon apple mixture evenly over the cream cheese mixture. Place the springform pan on a baking sheet.

Step 5
Bake in preheated oven until center is set, 50 to 65 minutes.