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Bavarian Apple Tart
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1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


1/2 cup sugar

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 5

    Bake 45 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds; continue baking 15-20 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Remove rim from springform pan. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

Love baking with apples? Try our highest rated Blue Ribbon Apple Pie! You can't go wrong with this classic.

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