December 11, 2014
One of the most traditional christmas sweets in Austria is ‘Kletzenbrot’ [‘Kletzen’ are a special kind of pear]. It’s a very dense bread/cake full of nuts and dried fruit. Unfortunately I really, really, really, absolutely don’t like the dried oranges they always put in it. Instead of Kletzenbrot I like to make this apple tart. It’s a lighter – fresher version of the traditional bread. With the rum, cinnamon and walnuts it has a christmasy touch. Which does not keep me from making this throughout the whole year. You can whip this up in less than 15 minutes [without the baking] and with all the apples this tart stays soft and juicy for a couple of days!
The recipe below makes two small cakes [like the one pictured in the photos] or one large one.
APPLE TART WITH WALNUTS
_ grease a cake form
_peel apples and cut into small cubes
_drizzle apples with rum
_preheat oven to 180°C
_whisk butter and sugar until foamy
_add eggs [one at the time]
_mix in flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cacao
_finally add the nuts
_combine batter and apples
_bake for 45 minutes
_let cool and drizzle with some chocolate