Christine's Apple Torte
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Fat free cream cheese||8 Ounce (1 Block)|
|Diced peeled rome apple||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Coarsely chopped walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
1. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. To prepare crust, beat first 4 ingredients with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring
Apple Torte cup, level with a knife. Add flour to sugar mixture, beating at medium ! to low speed until well blended. Press crust into bottom and 3/4 inch up sides of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.
3. To prepare filling, beat 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, cream cheese, and egg with a mixer at low speed until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared crust. Combine apple, 1/2 cup sugar, and ground cinnamon in a bowl. Spread apple mixture evenly over cream cheese mixture,- sprinkle with nuts.
4. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400° (do not remove torte from oven),- bake an additional 15 minutes or until lightly browned and filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired.