• Cooking Time: 45
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 45
  • Crust Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 medium (4 cups) tart cooking 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
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Combine all crust ingredients in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until dough leaves sides of bowl and forms a ball. Press onto bottom of 10-inch springform pan with lightly floured hands.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, cream cheese, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla in same small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Spread mixture over crust.
  3. Place apples in large bowl. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom; toss to coat. Arrange apples over filling.
  4. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until apples are fork tender. Sprinkle with almonds; continue baking for 5 to 10 minutes or until almonds are lightly browned. Cool completely.
Moist, sweet apples are nestled in a cream cheese layer atop a sweet crust in this apple dessert recipe.