Cooking with Wayne

Bavarian Apple Torte

Wayne Persing
Cooking with Wayne

Recipe: Bavarian Apple Torte with Mascarpone filling and Walnut Topping

Prep: 20 min    Cook Time: 42 min    Total: 1 hr 5 min    Servings: 12

Ingredients

Crust:

  • ½ cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour

Cheese Mixture:

  • 1  8-ounce package mascarpone cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Apple Mixture:

  • 3 medium apples, peeled and sliced thin
    (Note: I usually only use 2 apples and just make one layer of apples on the torte. If you like more apples, feel free to do more than one layer. I love Granny Smiths for this recipe.)
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450º F.
  2. Cream together crust ingredients until well mixed using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Press crust dough flat into the bottom of a springform pan. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, blend mascarpone cheese and sugar well with a hand mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Pour mixture over crust.
  5. Mix cinnamon and brown sugar together in a medium bowl. Toss apples in mixture then layer over the top of the mascarpone cheese mixture in the pan.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 450º F. Reduce heat to 400º F and bake 25 minutes more. Sprinkle the top with walnuts and turbinado sugar and continue baking until lightly browned, 5-7 more minutes.
  7. Cool before removing from pan. Run a knife around the edges of the springform pan before removing the side.

 

Enjoy!