Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Apple and Walnut Torta
Total:
45 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 orange, zested
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups diced peeled apples (about 2 apples)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Ice cream, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small saucepan, heat the orange liqueur. Turn off the heat and add the cranberries, making sure all the cranberries are submerged in the liquid. Set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and the orange zest. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add the apples, walnuts, and drained cranberries. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 8 by 8 by 2-inch glass baking dish or 8-inch cake pan. Bake until a wooden skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

To serve, while still warm cut into squares or wedges and serve with ice cream.

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