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Torta Di Mele - Italian Apple Pie From My Family's Recipe

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Introduction

This is my family's most famous cake. We often bake it in autumn and winter afternoons, and taste these glorious slices with espresso or a cup of tea while enjoying family tales or chatting with lovely friends. And at the bottom of the recipe, there's a mouth-watering tip from granma making the cake more - if possible- heavenly delicious.

This is my family's most famous cake. We often bake it in autumn and winter afternoons, and taste these glorious slices with espresso or a cup of tea while enjoying family tales or chatting with lovely friends. And at the bottom of the recipe, there's a mouth-watering tip from granma making the cake more - if possible- heavenly delicious.

Ingredients

Serves: 6-8

Metric Cups

For the Torta Di Mele

  • 4 apples (golden)
  • 250 grams flour
  • 100 grams butter
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 125 millilitres milk
  • 1 lemon (grated zest of)
  • 16 grams baking powder (one sachet)
  • salt

For the Top

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon

For the Torta Di Mele

  • 4 apples (golden)
  • 8⅚ ounces flour
  • 3½ ounces butter
  • 5⅓ ounces sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 fluid ounce milk
  • 1 lemon (grated zest of)
  • ⅗ ounce baking powder (one sachet)
  • salt

For the Top

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon

Method

Torta Di Mele - Italian Apple Pie From My Family's Recipe is a community recipe submitted by FrancescafromItaly and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Heat the oven to 200° C.
  • In a bowl mix sugar with butter to make a creamy mix.
  • Add the eggs, flour, milk, the lemon zest, a pinch of salt and the baking powder. The dough should be creamy, if it’s too thick just add small amounts of milk.
  • Peel the apples. Slice 3 ½ and put ONLY the other ½ in small chunks into the pastry.
  • Pour the mixture into a round baking tin, previously buttered and sprinkled with flour.
  • On the top of it, place the sliced apples as in a radial. Sprinkle 2 spoons of brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let the cake cool before slicing. Buon appetito!
  • MOUTH-WATERING TIP: my mother sometimes puts finely sliced bananas on the pastry just before placing the sliced apples. Once it’s baked, it’s creamy and delicious.
  • Heat the oven to 200° C.
  • In a bowl mix sugar with butter to make a creamy mix.
  • Add the eggs, flour, milk, the lemon zest, a pinch of salt and the baking powder. The dough should be creamy, if it’s too thick just add small amounts of milk.
  • Peel the apples. Slice 3 ½ and put ONLY the other ½ in small chunks into the pastry.
  • Pour the mixture into a round baking tin, previously buttered and sprinkled with flour.
  • On the top of it, place the sliced apples as in a radial. Sprinkle 2 spoons of brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let the cake cool before slicing. Buon appetito!
  • MOUTH-WATERING TIP: my mother sometimes puts finely sliced bananas on the pastry just before placing the sliced apples. Once it’s baked, it’s creamy and delicious.
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    What 4 Others have said

    • @ pvhlcsw @ Chriscc Thank you very much for trying this recipe! Enjoy! Big kiss. Francesca

      Posted by FrancescafromItaly on 21st September 2012
    • I've tried your recipe and a delicious cake comes out every single time! Thanks Francesca!

      Posted by Chriscc on 1st May 2012
    • Grazie Francesca! I was drawn to this recipe by your description of its history and it is now a family favorite. Your grandmother was a genius to think of using a banana on the top of the dough. The cake is easy to make and so simply delightful. It looks so inviting with the melted brown sugar and apples on top. I may have to make one tomorrow!

      Posted by pvhlcsw on 3rd April 2012
    • Grazie mille, Francesca for sharing this family treasure.It is so simply delicious, moist and so hard to stay away from. Cake for breakfast? I made one yesterday and will make another for my son and his family this afternoon. Phyllis

      Posted by pvhlcsw on 14th March 2012
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