Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour

  2. 1/3 cup sugar

  3. 1/3 cup cold butter

  4. 1 egg yolk

  5. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract FILLING:

  6. 4 cups sliced peeled tart apples

  7. 2 packages (8 ounces each ) cream cheese, softened

  8. 3/4 cup sugar, divided

  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  10. 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  11. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  12. 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. In a small bowl, combine egg yolk and vanilla; stir into flour mixture. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 350°. Place apples in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until tender; drain and cool. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust. Toss baked apples with cinnamon and remaining sugar. Arrange apples over cream cheese layer; drizzle with any remaining cinnamon mixture. Sprinkle with nuts. Return pan to baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Remove sides of pan. Use a sharp knife to cut. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-14 servings.


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