Annapolis Valley Torte

by deb
(a missing nova scotian)

Annapolis Valley Torte

A mouth-watering desert and easy to make!

1/2 cup butter 125 mL
1 cup granulated sugar 75 mL
1/4 tsp vanilla 1 mL
1 cup all-purpose flour 250 mL
1/2 cup raspberry jam 125 mL

1 cream cheese, softened 1
(1/2 lb / -250 gram pkg)
1/2 cup granulated sugar 125 mL
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla 2 mL

4 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced 500 mL
a cup granulated sugar 75 mL
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 mL
1/2 cup slivered almonds 125 mL

1.Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla; add flour and mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into bottom and 1- inch (2.5 cm) up sides of a 9 inch (23 cm) springform pan.

2.Spread raspberry jam on the bottom crust. Mix filling ingredients until smooth and spread evenly over base.

3.Toss peeled and sliced apples with sugar and cinnamon and arrange gently on filling. Sprinkle with slivered almonds.

4.Bake in a preheated oven at 400 E F (200 E C) for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 E F 180 E C) and continue baking for 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool and serve with whipped cream.

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