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Apple Bavarian Torte

From PETA's Web site (Note: the web designer has added metric measurements.)

- 1/2 cup (120 ml) plus 1 tbsp (15 ml) margarine, chilled
- 3 apples, peeled, cored, cut in half, and thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) brown sugar

- 1/2 tsp (3 ml) ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) plus 1/4 cup (60 ml) white sugar, chilled
- 1/4 tsp (2 ml) vanilla extract
- 1 cup (240 ml) flour, chilled
- 1 8-oz (240 ml) package nondairy cream cheese (try Tofutti brand)
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp (3 ml) vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) cornstarch
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) almonds, sliced

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200C.) Oil a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan.
In a skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon (15 ml) margarine. Toss the apples with the brown sugar and cinnamon and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain off and reserve the liquid.
Cream together 1/2 cup (120 ml) margarine, 1/3 cup (80 ml) white sugar, 1/4 teaspoon (2 ml) vanilla, and the flour. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of the springform pan. Set aside.
In a food processor, blend together the nondairy cream cheese, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon (3 ml) vanilla, cornstarch, and remaining 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar. Pour this mixture over the crust and spread the apples on top.
Bake for 10 minutes. Drizzle with a couple spoonfuls of the reserved apple liquid, avoiding the edges of the pan, and continue baking for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle almonds over the top of the torte. Continue baking until lightly browned. Cool before removing from the pan. Serves 6.