Bavarian Apple Torte

This bake is very dear to my heart… I think of it as the one that started it all!

My favorite thing about this torte is how my house smells while it is baking…. like apples, sugar, and Christmas. When it is done baking, the smell lingers for a few hours of holiday bliss. I’m sure it is a yummy dessert year round, but I will always think of this on my Christmas table.

Apples tossed in cinnamon & sugar

Apples tossed in cinnamon & sugar

Vanilla crust made from scratch

Vanilla crust made from scratch

Laying the apples out is one of my favorite parts of the baking process. We have to be careful to slice the apples thin enough so they lay flat against each other.

Apples carefully placed before time in the oven

Apples carefully placed before time in the oven

I love the look of the classic tart pan.. the ridges on the side make the torte look elegant. Every slice is a piece of heaven. Baked apples and cheesecake? Delicious!

Vanilla cream cheese filling

Vanilla cream cheese filling

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Traditionally garnished with raspberries and mint leaves, but I decided to add a tiger paw for my Clemson loving friend.

Traditionally garnished with raspberries and mint leaves, but I decided to add a tiger paw for my Clemson loving friend.

I love how the torte looks from the side!

I love how the torte looks from the side!