Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  340
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  36 g
  • Fat  20 g
  • Cholesterol  72 mg
  • Sodium  150 mg
  • Potassium  130 mg
  • Phosphorus  71 mg
  • Calcium  42 mg
  • Fiber  1.6 g

Bavarian Apple Tart

Bavarian Apple Tart is a creamy, cinnamon accented baked treat that will make your kitchen smell as mouthwatering as an Alpine village bakery. DaVita renal dietitian Gertrude from Colorado made a few kidney-friendly modifications and now her fiend's Bavarian Apple Tart is low in sodium. potassium and phosphorus and suitable for a dialysis diet.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Gertrude from Colorado.

Portions: 10     Serving size: 1 slice


  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 medium apples
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Set cream cheese out to soften. Peel, core and slice apples.
  3. Cream together butter, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
  4. Fold in flour to make a dough.
  5. Spread dough on bottom and sides of a 9 spring form pan.
  6. In a medium bowl combine softened cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar; mix well.
  7. Add egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; mix until blended.
  8. Pour mixture into pastry-lined pan.
  9. Combine 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon; toss with apples until all are coated.
  10. Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese layer.
  11. Sprinkle with almonds.
  12. Bake at 450° F for 10 minutes.
  13. Reduce heat to 400° F and continue baking for 25 minutes. Cool.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 4 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • One medium apple yields 1 cup when peeled and cored.
  • You can substitute fresh cranberries for slivered almonds on top of tart to reduce phosphorus to 53 mg per serving.
  • For a lower carbohydrate version diabetics can substitute Splenda® granular instead of sugar; carbohydrate is reduced to 19 grams, calories 266.

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