Buttery Apple Torte


3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup apricot or raspberry jam

1 package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

3 cups thinly sliced apples
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup sliced almonds


Crust: Cream together butter and sugar. Blend in flour. Work with hands to form a smooth dough. Press evenly into the bottom and 1 1/2" up sides of a 10" springform pan. Spread jam evenly over bottom of crust. Beat all filling ingredients together with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread carefully over jam. Toss apples, sugar and cinnamon together to coat well. Spoon over filling. Sprinkle with almonds.
Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 400 for 25-30 minutes longer, or until apples are tender-crisp. Cool slightly, then remove pan rim. Serve warm or cool.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I think I'll have to get some springform pans... I don't have any, and I keep finding yummy recipes that need them.