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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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4 hrs 30 mins

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Instructions Checklist
  • 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

1 slice
283 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 29.6g; dietary fiber 2.7g; sugars 18.1g; fat 16.5g; saturated fat 7.9g; cholesterol 72.2mg; vitamin a iu 472.4IU; vitamin c 1.8mg; folate 11.3mcg; calcium 55.9mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 23.7mg; potassium 153.1mg; sodium 143mg; added sugar 13g.

1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 3 fat