Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cran-apple Torte

Cranberries have long been one of my food obsessions. I love their tartness and how they pop when they're slightly undercooked. They're delicious! As soon as they're available in stores, you can find half a dozen packages stocked in my freezer.

This is one of my favorite family recipes. My mom used to make it whenever she had friends over for dinner. Now I make it anytime anyone gives me an excuse to make a dessert.

If you, like Caroline's husband, prefer not to eat nuts, you may omit them. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Cran-apple Torte
Recipe by Kelly
Pictures by Caroline

Serves 6-8

1 1/4 cups fresh/frozen cranberries
2 apples, unpeeled and diced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Combine filling in a medium sized bowl. Spoon into greased 9 inch pie pan or 8 in round cake pan.
  2. Cream together eggs, sugar and butter. Stir in flour. Add vanilla.
  3. Spread batter over filling. Bake 325° F for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.


Kristi said...

I dont recall momma ever making this...or maybe just cause i never ate it...I've never been big on cranberries...maybe i would like them more now. Seeing this recipe is giving me a craving to eat it...yummm (doesnt help that its lunch time and i am starving! hehe)You friend takes really great pictures, by the way!! Is she the one who took them of you and Trav??

two little chefs said...

Yes, Caroline's and B-rad took our pics. See how versatile she is- food, people, things...anything you could ask for!

Melanie said...

How many people does this lovely dish serve? It looks delicious. Caroline, can you send me a slice? Thanks.

two little chefs said...

Melanie: It makes 6-8 servings. I could send you a slice if there were any left. I guess you will just have to come for a visit.

Layla said...

I am totally making this!

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