Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cook from the Book: Cream Cheese Apple Torte

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Do they sell Rhodes frozen rolls all over the U.S.? I’d imagine that if they don’t, there are other brands you can buy. I found this recipe in the cookbook "Fresh Ideas with Frozen Dough". I have only made one of the recipes from the book before (which I might get to make again and take pics of someday), but there are a lot that look good. If you'd like to play with your dough, they have lots of recipes online at Rhodes Recipes.

I don’t have a pizza pan (What???) so I used a 9x13-inch pan. It didn’t have quite as much pie filling as the photo in the cookbook did, possibly because of the different pan size. I sprinkled on some cinnamon before popping it in the oven. The recipe doesn’t say if you should serve it warm or chilled. The cream cheese mixture was runny when it was warm (maybe because I used Neufchatel?) so I chilled it a little and then served it. It was hit at our house! And it doesn't get much easier than this!

Cream Cheese Apple Torte
6 Rhodes Texas Rolls, thawed and risen
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla extract
1 (21-oz.) can apple pie filling
1/4 c. slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350°.
Knead rolls into a ball. Roll dough into a 13-inch circle and place on a 12-inch sprayed pizza pan. Mix cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla together. Spread on dough. Top with apple pie filling. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Check out other cooks' recipes from this week's challenge at Tales from the Fridge.


  1. This sounds delicious...and I love the concept behind this cookbook!

  2. I will for sure try this -- this month!
    I love Rhodes rolls. We always have them in stock at our house.. and this looks easy-peasy.
    Thanks again!

  3. I HAVE THAT BOOK and have never tried any recipes from it! How silly is that!? Guess you've got my taste buds flowing with this one now so I'll be "crackin'" that book open now. YUMMMMM-O!

  4. I don't own a cookbook, but I am very fond of trying out recipes that people reviewed. I really enjoyed reading through your blog and hope you get a chance to check mine out. Btw, cute crafts.


  5. That looks so good and has my favorite (besides bread) ingredient! CREAM CHEESE!


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