I served this apple torte at my Easter lunch and it was such a hit that I thought I would share it for Mother’s Day. This was one of my standards when my children were younger because it was fast and easy to make yet it was always received with rave reviews.
My sister’s godmother, Aunt Mary, introduced me to this recipe. This Bavarian apple torte is from the no-frills cookbook called Fare for Friends. What I like most about this book is that it is made up of a collection of friends’ favorite recipes that were put together to raise funds for the Fare for Friends Foundation. This foundation financially helps organizations that support abused women.
Bavarian Apple Torte
1 large torte or 4 individual tortes or 12-14 mini tortes
- ½ C butter
- 1/3 C sugar
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- 1C flour
- ¼ C raspberry jam[br][b]Filling:
- [/b]8 oz (226gm) cream cheese (smooth cottage cheese)
- ¼ C sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla[br][b]Topping:[/b]
- 1/3 C sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 4C apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- ½ C sliced almonds
- Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Blend in flour.
- Create a ball and let sit for 30 minutes.
- Press dough into the bottom and sides of a 9”(2L) spring form pan.
- Spread dough with a thin layer of raspberry jam.[br[b]]Filling:[/b]
- Combine the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla. Spread over jam[br][b]Topping:[/b]
- Peel and slice apples and toss with sugar and cinnamon. If making mini tortes then cut up the apples in small pieces.
- Place apples in a decorative manner over the cream cheese mixture.
- Sprinkle with almonds.
- Bake at 400F(200C) for 20-25 mins.