Just like my little niece, this apple torte is pretty and presentable all the time. It’s super easy to make and looks like something that came out of a bakery.
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar, divided
1 c. flour
1 (250 g) package Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, sliced
1/4 c. sliced almonds
Heat oven to 425° F. Beat butter and 1/3 cup of the sugar in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add flour and blend well. Spread onto bottom and 1 inch up the side of 9” springform pan. Then, beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup of the remaining sugar in same bowl on medium speed until well blended. Add egg and vanilla, blending well again. Spread evenly over crust. Combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon in a large bowl. Add apples and toss to coat. Spoon over cream cheese layer and sprinkle with almonds. Bake 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 375 degrees F. Continue baking 25 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely on wire rack. Loosen torte from rim of pan. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours before serving.