This apple tart recipe is a great variation on making a pie. You don't need to put a crust on the top and the baking apples will draw everyone to the kitchen in anticipation of the first bite.
Beat together sugar and butter, until light and fluffy. Add in egg, and beat till smooth. On low speed gradually add ground almonds and flour, and mix till its just combined. Form a ball with dough cover and place in refrigerator for an hour.
Roll out chilled dough and line a large tart pan cutting off excess dough (if you have dough left over you can make mini tarts with it).
Preheat oven to 350F.
Beat together cream cheese, sugar, and eggs until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and mix in. Pour into prepared tart pan.
In a separate bowl combine together apples, cinnamon, and sugar, until apples have a nice coating. Arrange apples on top of filling.
Bake for 45 - 50 minutes, or until crust and apples have a nice golden colour