Easy to prepare and absolutely delicious, this is a rich dessert perfect for special occasions.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Beat butter and 1/3 cup of the sugar in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Spread onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.

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  • Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup of the remaining sugar in same bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Spread evenly over crust. Combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Add to apples in large bowl; toss to coat. Spoon over cream cheese layer; sprinkle with almonds.

  • Bake 10 min. Reduce temperature to 375 degrees F; continue baking 25 min. or until centre is set. Cool on wire rack. Loosen torte from rim of pan. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours before serving. Store any leftovers in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; 15.2 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 145 mg sodium. 32.2 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (119)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2009
I Made this recipe for a party and it went fast. I did not have the required pan so I used my regular pie pan and it turned out great. I layered the apples like the picture and sprinkled almonds and it looked very beautiful. Some skins I left on for looks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2011
This was ok. I felt the crust was good but needed something - maybe some ground almonds? I also added some almond extract to the filling. Read More
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156 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 137
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2009
I Made this recipe for a party and it went fast. I did not have the required pan so I used my regular pie pan and it turned out great. I layered the apples like the picture and sprinkled almonds and it looked very beautiful. Some skins I left on for looks. Read More
(84)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2009
I needed a last-minute dessert recipe for a family get together. I had apples and cream cheese on hand so I gave this a try. Wow what a hit this was. 8 adults and a toddler took care of the whole thing. Preparation was a snap and it was really great with a buttery crisp crust and a smooth tasty filling. I overcooked mine a bit so keep your eyes on it and remove it from heat when it just becomes set. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
This was very good- take it out at the time it says though- don't keep it in longer otherwise the crust will come out a little to hard-I have made this twice now and it is great and pretty easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2009
Wow! I'm not a cook so wanted something easy- and this was great. To make it more nutritious I mixed ground flax seed meal into the crust. I also zapped 1/2 cup pecans in mini food processor and mixed them into the crust - made it delicious and crunchy. I had a few tablespoons of ricotta cheese that I mixed in with the phillie cheese - so I had to cook it a little longer - but I absolutely loved the flavor of the two cheeses. I used apples a plum and a pear on top (leftover fruit) - didn't have any almonds to add - can't wait to make it again! thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2011
OMG! This recipe is fabulous! I didn't change a thing except to leave off the almonds as my husband isn't a huge fan of them. It took a little longer to cook and the smell was divine. When it came out of the oven I couldn't resist topping it off with a warm caramel sauce - just a little. I must say the smell from the oven was definitely an indication of how it was going to taste. This was gone in no time at all. Very easy to make but looks like something that came from a bakery! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
Holy cow is this good!!!!! I had some apples and a block of cream cheese that I wanted to use up so I put those in to the ingredient search and this recipe caught my eye. My 7-year old loves cream cheese-based desserts and he loves apples so I knew this would be right up his alley. I did have a bit of difficulty spreading the crust into and up the sides of my springform pan. It kept sticking to my fingers. But I could have been a little off with the flour you never know. Anyway I persisted and this came out absolutely PERFECT!! It looks like you could have bought it in a bakery and tastes like it too. As we all neared the end of our slices the sound was almost comical. All you could hear was each of our forks scraping the plates as we all tried to get every last bite:) The crust is delicious the cheesecake filling is yummy and the cinnamon-sugar apples on top make a beautiful finish to one absolutely awesome dessert. The only thing I changed was I omitted the almonds as we are not big nut-eaters. I truly cannot believe so few people have tried this recipe. My husband already told me to make sure I put this in "the binder"...only true keepers go in there! Give this a try you won't regret it!!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Very good! Delicious crust. My family really liked this dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
AWESOME dessert! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2010
Perfect! Cheese cake short bread and baked apples...what could be better??? Would also be good with cherries! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2011
This was ok. I felt the crust was good but needed something - maybe some ground almonds? I also added some almond extract to the filling. Read More
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