Layered apple tart

    Layered apple tart


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    About this recipe: This tart has a buttery shortbread base, a sweet cream cheese filling and layers of cinnamon coated apples. It's topped off with toasted almonds which add a lovely crunch and make it look irresistible!

    Serves: 12 

    • For the base
    • 110g butter
    • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125g plain flour
    • For the filling
    • 1 (200g) tub cream cheese
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • For the topping
    • 6 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
    • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 25g flaked almonds

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 230 C / Gas mark 8.
    2. To make the base, cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and flour. Press base mixture into the flat bottom of a 23cm (9 in) springform or loose bottomed tin. Set aside.
    3. For the filling: In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Pour cheese mixture over base.
    4. For the topping, toss apples with sugar and cinnamon. Spread or arrange layers of the apple mixture over the cream cheese filling.
    5. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 200 C / Gas mark 6 and continue baking for 25 minutes. Sprinkle almonds over top of apples. Continue baking until lightly browned. Cool before removing from tin.

    Cook's tip:

    To ensure easy removal of the tart, grease the tin well and line it with baking paper.

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     -  02 Dec 2011


    - Rated on  -  13 Jul 2016


    Good recipe, Terri. I've made this twice now. First according to the recipe: I like the crust, but there was a little too much of it for my taste, and I liked the filling which there was a little to little of it. I thought the apples being crunchy detracted from the overall flavor. So, the second time I cut the crust by 1/3, upped the filling by another 1/2, and precooked my apples in the cinnamon sugar in the microwave for 3 minutes. Then I arranged the apples in a circular pattern covering the entire top of the torte. While warm from the oven, I covered the top evenly with a cinnamon sugar sauce. Wow! What flavor, and the presentation was beautiful. The ladies at my Bunco party thought I had ordered it from their favorite bakery! Thanks for creating the roadmap that helped me reach my destination....AND keep up my reputation as the best cook in the group!  -  08 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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