Happy September 1! It's APPLE MONTH! I'm so happy that one of my daughters remembered and said something. It was a small encouragement that traditions really do matter. SO, this month I'll post a few apple recipes to make for your families and friends, starting with what I'm making today- Bavarian Apple Torte.
Bavarian Apple Torte-
1/2 cup softened butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
Cream Cheese filling
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cream butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl; stir in vanilla. Add flour and mix well. Spread in bottom and 2 inches up the sides of a greased 9" spring form pan.
Spread cream cheese filling evenly over the pastry; spoon Apple topping over the filling. Sprinkle with nuts (optional).
Bake at 450 for 10 minutes; reduce temperature to 400 and continue baking 25 minutes. Cool before removing from pan.
Cream Cheese Filling:
1 - 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine cream cheese and sugar. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well.
4 cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Place apples in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top and stir apples to coat.
(recipe originally from Southern Living Magazine, passed down from my mom).
It's almost time to pull out the "5 Things- Holiday Style" Celebration/Cookbook that I wrote a couple of years ago! It covers ideas, traditions and recipes for October, November and December. If you don't have your copy, go to Amazon and search for "5 Things- Holiday Style". It's available on Amazon Prime too!
Here's the link to get yours: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/182-7559382-9740359?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=5%20THings%20holiday%20style