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Bavarian Apple Torte
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Can be served with whipped topping, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Servings: 8 servings
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups cooking apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray bottom and sides of an 8" or 9" springform pan with butter or vegetable spray.
  2. CRUST: In a medium size mixing bowl beat butter until soft and creamy; add 1/3 cup sugar, 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla, mixing well; blend in the flour. Press crust mixture lightly and evenly in bottom of prepared pan.
  3. FILLING: In same mixing bowl and using same mixer blades, beat cream cheese til soft and smooth. Beat in 1/4 cup sugar, eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Pour filling over crust.
  4. APPLE TOPPING: In large bowl stir together 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon. Add prepared apple wedges and toss gently to coat all sides. Arrange apple wedges in desired pattern on top of filling.
  5. Sprinkle walnuts over top of apples evenly.
  6. Bake 45 to 55 minutes until tester inserted into cheese filling comes out clean (do not overbake.) Cool in pan on wire rack 30 minutes or until about room temperature. Remove sides of pan and serve,or refrigerate and serve chilled.