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

Ingredients:
- 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

Instructions:
- 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

13 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies 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!

"All things French" 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!

SoozNooz 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