Melanie Morine’s Award Winning Apple Torte

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Apple Torte

Every year we have a contest for the best apple dessert which we serve at Scotian Gold’s Annual Christmas Party. This year’s winner was Melanie Morine – here’s the recipe for her delicious Apple Torte. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

Base

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup flour

Jam Layer

  • 5 tbsp strawberry jam

Filling

  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp orange juice

Topping

  • 6 medium to large Cortland apples
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Dash of salt

DIRECTIONS

Base

Combine ingredients. Press in 9 inch pan.
Bake at 350 degree for 5 minutes.
Remove from oven.

Jam Layer

Spread with strawberry jam (use about 5 tbsp).

Filling

Beat ingredients until smooth and then spread over the jam.

Topping

Mix all dry ingredients in bowl.  Add thinly sliced apples.  Toss all together in bowl.  Spread over the cream cheese filling. Drizzle orange juice over the apples. Cover with foil and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then 375 degrees for 1 hour.