Monday, September 21, 2009

My aunts are amazing cooks. This recipe is from my Aunt Alma in Newfoundland, and it is pretty special -- not unlike Aunt Alma herself. Not only does she have a wicked sense of humour, she is also an amazing knitter. This is a company sort of dessert which showcases Ontario apples.

Aunt Alma's Apple Torte

Crust:
1/2 cup margarine
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour

Preheat oven to 450.
Cream margarine, sugar and vanilla together until fluffy. Add flour slowly. Press soft dough into 9-inch spring form or torte pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Decrease oven temp. to 400.

Middle:
8 oz (250 g.) package of cream cheese (light works fine)
1/4 cup sugar
Cream together, spread evenly over cooled crust.

Top:
4 cups peeled and sliced apples.
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
dash nutmeg
Toss apples together with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Arrange over cream cheese topping. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool completely before removing sides from the pan. Serve cold.

I like to drizzle a bit of butterscotch topping as a garnish on top, but that's really just gilding the lily. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. You're bringing dessert to our next tornado party!

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