In this gorgeous apple torte dessert recipe, whole-wheat flour and almonds make a cookie-like crust that is topped with a lighter cream cheese filling and cinnamon-sugar apples. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2014

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • To prepare crust: Pulse flour, almonds, sugar and salt in a food processor, using about 10 one-second pulses, until combined. With the motor running, add butter, a few pieces at a time, until combined. Add egg yolk and vanilla and process until evenly combined (the mixture will look like wet sand). Pat the crust into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and about 1 inch up the sides.

  • To prepare filling: Wipe out the food processor. Add egg, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla; process until smooth. Spread into the crust.

  • To prepare topping: Toss apples, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl until combined. Spoon over the filling, pressing gently. Top with almonds.

  • Bake the torte for 15 minutes.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees . Continue baking until set around the edges and just a bit jiggly in the center, 20 to 25 minutes more.

  • Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges, remove the pan sides and let cool completely, about 1 hour. Refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours, before serving.


Equipment: 9-inch springform pan

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; 16.5 g total fat; 7.9 g saturated fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 143 mg sodium. 153 mg potassium; 29.6 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g fiber; 18 g sugar; 6.2 g protein; 472 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 11 mcg folate; 56 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 24 mg magnesium; 13 g added sugar;

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Rating: 4 stars
Delicious! The kids loved it too! My family's favorite apple pie is a Dutch Crust version with a buttery sugary crunchy topping. I should say that was their favorite version as this torte has become the new favorite. My 6 and 10 year olds devoured their slices and asked for seconds. Using the food processor for the crust made it come together easily without much effort. Then being able to use the same food processor bowl to whip together the filling eliminated the need for another bowl. I think the step that took me the longest was peeling and slicing the apples! This is my new go-to recipe for tasty easy apple pie with a twist. The cream cheese filling adds that extra something special. I will make this recipe again and again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is delicious and easy to make. Not too sweet and great for pot luck. Better made the day before so it is nice and cold. Read More