Apple Cheesecake Tart

Granny smith apples

I have eaten cheesecake for years and had many combinations.  A particular favorite is a cheesecake with a cherry topping.  Apples never sounded like a fruit to match up with a cheesy filling……..that is until I made this cheesecake tart.    It is from the Joy of Baking.  I do get some of the best recipes from there.  They all work which is a good starting point and they, so far, have all been delicious.   

Apple Tart from the Joy of Baking  (adapted)

Crust

1 cup gluten-free flour mix

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) cold margarine, cut into small pieces

FILLING:

One 8-ounce  whipped cream cheese, at room temperature (I used Tofutti cream cheese)

1/4 cup  granulated white sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

TOPPING:

1/4 cup  granulated white sugar

1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon (I used more cinnamon – 1 1/2 teaspoons)

4 cups  Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch  slices (about 3-4 large apples)

1/3 cup  sliced almonds

Method:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F  and place rack in center of oven. Spray with cooking oil – a 9 inch  springform pan.

CRUST:  In the bowl of your food processor place the flour and sugar.  Pulse to blend together.  Add butter and pulse until dough just begins to come together.  Pat the dough onto the bottom and one inch up the sides of the pan.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator while you make the filling.

FILLING:  In a food processor process the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the sugar and mix well.  Blend in the egg and vanilla extract and process until smooth.  Remove the crust from the fridge and pour in the filling.  Return to refrigerator while you prepare the topping.

TOPPING:

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in mix app with cinn suga large bowl.  Toss the sliced apples in the sugar mixture.  Spoon the apples evenly over the cream cheese layer and sprinkle with almonds.  Place the springform pan on a larger baking sheet to catch the drips.

Bake at 450 degrees F  for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 400 degrees F  and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown (apples are soft when pierced with a fork), and filling is almost set.   Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.  Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and serve at room temperature.

good apple torte

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8 comments on “Apple Cheesecake Tart

  1. Ohhhhh, this looks soooo good. I love apples and cheesecake. Never thought of putting them together. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

    Pinning on pinterest. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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