This dessert is a lovely cross between apple pie and cheesecake.
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
Press into a 9 to 10-inch springform pan and up the sides about half way.
8 oz. (250g) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Beat ingredients together and pour on top of unbaked crust.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups sliced apples
Mix together and sprinkle on top of cream cheese layer.
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Sprinkle on top of apple mixture.
Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes, then 400 degrees F for 25 minutes. Let cool and then refrigerate.
Serves 10 to 12