Bavarian Apple Tart

Apple Tart Recipe
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9 Reviews
Bavarian apple tart that has moist, sweet apples nestled in a cream cheese layer atop a sweet crust.
45 min
Prep Time
2:15
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Crust

1 cup
all-purpose flour
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/3 cup
sugar
1/4 teaspoon
vanilla

Filling

1/2 cup
sugar
2 (8-ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla
4 medium (4 cups)
tart cooking apples, peeled, sliced 1/4-inch
1/3 cup
sugar
1/2 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon
ground nutmeg
Dash ground cardamom
1/4 cup
sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until dough leaves sides of bowl and forms a ball. Press onto bottom of 10-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, cream cheese, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla in same bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Spread mixture over crust.
  4. Place apples in another bowl. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom; toss to coat. Arrange apples in concentric circles over filling, pressing narrow end of apple slices into cream cheese mixture.
  5. Bake 45 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds; continue baking 15-20 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely.
  6. Remove rim from springform pan. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
360
Cholesterol
110mg
Carbohydrates
34g
Protein
6g
Fat
23g
Sodium
200mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Hi Susan, you could definitely substitute chopped walnuts in this tart if you would like. The reason for adding them halfway through baking is so they don't burn in the oven. We'd still suggest adding them halfway through the baking to avoid burning. Hope this helps - happy baking!

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could I use chopped walnut ontop instead of almonds and would it be OK to add these at the beginning instead of halfway through the baking?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Susan, you could definitely substitute chopped walnuts in this tart if you would like. The reason for adding them halfway through baking is so they don't burn in the oven. We'd still suggest adding them halfway through the baking to avoid burning. Hope this helps - happy baking!
Posted June 25, 2015

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Hi Maggie, we would recommend using a tart, crisp apple such as Granny Smith or Jonagold. Happy baking!

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What type of apples are good for this recipe?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Maggie, we would recommend using a tart, crisp apple such as Granny Smith or Jonagold. Happy baking!
Posted January 21, 2015

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I have been making this dessert for 30 years! At Passover, I make a matzo nut crust which works out very well. I learned to make this dessert in a cooking class and it's still one of my favorites, year around!

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Easy and delicious

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This is my go to dessert when I go to someones home. Not only is it delish, but professional looking as well. I always get rave reviews. Very easy to make and a sure hit with everyone.

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I made this for a dinner party, and it was such a hit! Everyone bragged about it, and wanted the recipe! Of course I told them to check out Land O'Lakes website for this delicious recipe! My only concern in baking it was that I kept it in the oven for longer than the total recommended time of 65 minutes, and still was not able to have a clean knife when inserted in the center. So I decided it had been in long enough, took it out of the oven, cooled it, then chilled it in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving. It was cooked through, so there was no need to worry. Recommend this recipe!

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I've been making this recipe for years and it's always a hit. I like making it in the fall as a slight change from all the apple pies.

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This is best served chilled.

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I recently tried out this recipe for my family, and staff at my son's business. Everyone raved about it - I have made it 3 times since, and will probably make it for the holidays. I would like to eat the whole thing myself!!!

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Loved how easy it was to prepare. Served at end of meeting and all wanted the recipe and a couple took slice home to husband. Excellent......

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A REAL CROWD PLEASER. MANY OF MY FRIENDS REQUEST THAT I MAKE THIS FOR THEM. SHARED THIS WITH MY SISTER, AND NOW IT'S HER SIGNATURE DESSERT TOO.

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