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Bavarian Apple Tart

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on September 20, 2017.



Bavarian Apple Tart


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large fresh local eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 medium (4 cups) tart 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


Preheat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine crust ingredients. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until dough leaves sides of bowl and forms a ball. Press onto bottom of 10-inch spring form pan. Bake 10 minutes.

In the same bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar, cream cheese, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Spread mixture over crust. Place apples in another bowl. Sprinkle with 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. Bake for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds; continue baking 15-20 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Remove rim from spring form pan. Refrigerate until firm. Makes 12 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
370 calories, 23 g fat, 13 g saturated fat, 95 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g sugar, 5 g protein


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