Apple Cheesecake Torte

  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 c. margarine, melted
  • 1 c. applesauce
  • 8 oz. low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 c. applesauce
  • 1/2 c. margarine, softened
  • 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. coconut
  • 1/4 c. pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix and 3/4 c. melted margarine. Mix well until a soft ball forms. Press evenly into the bottom of a 9x13" glass baking pan. Spread 1 c. applesauce over the crust.

In the same mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Add 2 T. flour, egg, vanilla, and 1/3 c. applesauce and blend. Carefully pour over applesauce and spread evenly.

In a food processor, combine 1/2 c. softened margarine, 3/4 c. flour, and brown sugar. Process until coarse crumbs form. Add coconut and pecans and toss to mix. Sprinkle mixture over the filling.

Bake for 1 hour or until center of the torte doesn't jiggle when the pan is shaken back and forth. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

  • Yields: 9x13" chilled dessert
  • Preparation Time: 90 minutes, plus chilling time
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