|⅓ cup||Butter or margarine|
|1 tablespoon||Solid shortening|
|4 cups||Apples; peeled, cored, slice|
|16 ounces||Cream cheese; softened|
|1 teaspoon||Ground cinnamon|
|⅓ cup||Sliced almonds|
In medium mixer bowl, beat sugar, margarine, shortening, and vanilla on medium speed of electric mixer til combined. Blend in flour and salt until crumbly. Pat onto the bottom of a 9" springform pan. Set aside. Place apple slices in a single layer in a shallow baking pan.
Cover with foil. Bake in a 400~ oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large mixer bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add the eggs, all at once, beating on low speed just until combined. Pour into dough-lined pan. Arrange warm apple slices on top of filling. Combine the remaing sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle, with the almonds, on top of the warm apples. Bake, at 400~, for 40 minutes or until golden. Cool. Remove sides and place cake on serving platter. Cover; chill 4-24 hours before serving.
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