4 St Rose Thelma’s Apple Pie

27 Jun
4 street rose

A beloved hangout… 4 Street Rose in its 1980s-90 heyday. It closed in 2003.

A close facsimile from 4 Street Rose’s Thelma’s Apple Pie, which featured Granny Smith apples, a cream cheese cinnamon filling and shortbread crust:


Apple Bavarian torte comes from “The Joy of Cheesecake” (Barron’s, 1980) in a recipe submitted by Adeline Brown of Michigan.

3/4 cup butter, chilled and cut into small pieces

1 1/2 cups flour, sifted

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 pound cream cheese

2 eggs

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup shelled walnuts, chopped

Process butter, flour, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press dough into bottom and 2 inches up sides of 10-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees 5 minutes and set aside.

Beat together cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until completely blended. Pour into prepared crust.

Mix apples, cinnamon, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in bowl. Layer apples on top of torte filling and sprinkle with walnut pieces.

Bake at 450 degrees 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 45 minutes more. Cool torte to room temperature, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 12 to 16 servings.

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