Walnut-Apple Torte

Desserts

Walnut-Apple Torte

For a fall dessert with a little ta-da, the Walnut- Apple Torte is as pretty as it is tasty. Ground walnuts serve as part of the “flour” while chopped walnuts and apples adorn the top. Yes, please!

Makes

8 servings

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Test Kitchen Tip

After quartering apples, slice and toss them in lemon juice, but keep each sliced quarter as a group to make it easy when arranging them on top of the torte.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with butter and flour.

Process 3 oz. toasted walnuts and granulated sugar in a food processor until nuts are finely ground but not pasty.

Add flour, 1 tsp. apple pie spice, baking powder, and salt; pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse sand, about 10 seconds. Add eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, and zest; process until smooth, 10 seconds. Transfer batter to prepared pan; spread evenly and smooth surface.

Toss sliced apple quarters in lemon juice; arrange on dough in a flower pattern and place 3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts in center.

Bake torte until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out with few crumbs, 4045 minutes.

Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen torte; let cool in pan on a rack until room temperature, 30–60 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk jelly, brandy, brown sugar, and ½ tsp. apple pie spice in a saucepan over mediumhigh heat until sauce is thick and syrupy, about 10 minutes. Whip heavy cream, 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar, and ¼ tsp. vanilla with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Remove torte from pan, dust with powdered sugar; serve with sauce and whipped cream.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 438

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24g 36%

Saturated Fat 10g 50%

Cholesterol 86mg 28%

Sodium 131mg 5%

Carbs 50g 16%

Protein 5g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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