Friday, September 17, 2010

Autumn Apple Torte

Fall is almost upon us, which means apple desserts are not far behind. Well for me they’re never too far away; I love apple desserts more than anything so I pretty much make them all year round. I was craving a German apfelkuchen, I settled upon an American recipe that ended up tasting like a Dutch apple pie… You’re not going to hear me complain because the torte tasted fabulous! I think that this is one of the ‘healthier’ recipes for an apple pie because the apples are not drenched in a sugar/butter syrup; they’re only coated with spices and the crumble topping wasn’t that thick. I definitely recommend this recipe; it’s one of my new favorites! Rating: 5 out of 5.

Autumn Apple Torte

Autumn Apple Torte: adapted from Martha Stewart's 'Apple Pie Cake' - Everyday Food

- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground ginger
- pinch of ground allspice
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- 6 tart apples, such as Granny Smith
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

- In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using an electric mixer or a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture forms pea-size pieces. Press two-thirds of the crumb mixture into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Core and peel the apples. Cut into thin slices, and place in a large bowl. Toss the apple slices with the remaining teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and the lemon juice. Arrange apples in the prepared pan; they will come up over the sides of the pan. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the apples.
- Place pan on an aluminum foil–lined baking sheet, and bake until cooked through and golden brown on top, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan, and let the cake cool in the pan to set. Serve, or refrigerate for 2 hours to set more firmly. Serve at room temperature.

Autumn Apple Torte

Autumn Apple Torte

Autumn Apple Torte


Barbara von Enger said...

Ah, this autumn cake looks so attractive and toothsome - it invites one to dream!

Lucie said...

The texture seems great! The topping to filling ratio looks addiction-causing...I would eat this all up right away! It must be great with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream--bravo!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Anything apple sounds so wonderful right now! It really is the perfect fruit for fall!

Dianne said...

It looks scrummy and I agree with Lucy a little ice-cream or whipped cream would be perfect!!

Victoria said...

I love your apple torte .... and all the apple dessert! :) This is a classic at my home every fall after my apple picking!

Danielle said...

Wow, this is like the perfect dessert for fall! You should make something with pumpkin soon :)

Eliana said...

Love Fall flavors. And this torte would do so well at satisfying my craving for them.

Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer said...

Apple Crisp-check, Apple Pie- Check, Apple Compote- Check, Apple Muffins- Check, Apple Sauce- Check...Apple Torte- yummy new recipe to make!

Anonymous said...

I don't think it needs to be Autumn to eat this - anytime will be just fine. x

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Wow, fantastic idea! Perfect for this season.

Chele said...

This is my kind of apple pie / tart. It looks so tasty I can't wait to get my hands on some apples so I can start baking ;0)

I'maNolaGirl said...

This looks incredible!! I love a good tart, and apple is my absolute favorite!

Ardna said...

your tart looks so yummy! really love the way you put the leaves on top.
ps : i can't stand granny smith. i usually use regular red apples :p