Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Torte

I think the reason I went with this recipe is because I wanted something cheesecake-like, but didn't have enough cream cheese. LOL It tastes very similar to the apple nut cheesecake, just... shorter. :)

½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar, divided
1 cup flour
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 egg
½ tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
4 cups sliced, peeled apples (about 3-4 apples)

Preheat oven to 425F. Beat butter and 1/3 cup of the sugar in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Spread firmly onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 9-inch springform pan.

Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup of the remaining sugar in same bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well-blended. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Spread evenly over crust.

Combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Add to apples in large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange over cream cheese layer.

Bake for 10 minutes at 425F. Reduce temperature to 375F; continue baking for 25 minutes or until center is set. Cool on wire rack. Loosen torte from rim of pan. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours before serving.

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