Bavarian Apple Torte

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Combine the first four ingredients. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Pour over the crust. Combine topping ingredients; spoon over filling.

Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until the center is set. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Cut into wedges with a serrated knife. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Note: Even a tight-fitting springform pan may leak. To prevent drips, place the pan on a baking sheet in the oven.