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Monday, October 5, 2009


This is one of our favourite Fruit Tortes......I got this recipe off a board that I belong to and it got great reviews. I make it all year long with different fruits. It was an original recipe by Marian Burros a long, long time ago and has been the most requested recipe on The New York Times. Here I made it with some Prune Plums that I purchased at the local farmer's market........and sprinkled some blueberries on top.

Ready to be baked......I used a 9" springform pan.
Sprinkled with granulated sugar and cinnamon, before going into the oven.
Right out of the oven........yummmmm.

All-Time-Best Summer Fruit Torte
Preheat oven to 350F.
Makes one 8- or 9-inch single-layer cake............. serves 6-8

1 stick butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 scant cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbl. baking powder
Pinch salt
2 peaches or nectarines, peeled, pitted, and sliced
*1/2 C. blueberries
*Sugar for sprinkling
Cinnamon for sprinkling

1. Butter a 8 or 9 inch round cake pan.
2. Mix butter at medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in sugar and vanilla; beat in the eggs, one at a time.
3. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and stir until just combined, no longer.
4. Scrape the batter into the pan; smooth the top. Scatter the fruit over the batter. Sprinkle w/sugar and cinnamon.
5. Bake until the cake is golden brown and baked through, about 45 minutes.
6. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Serve at room temp.

Variations: Marian Burros' original recipe calls for 12 purple plums, halved, pitted, and arranged skin side up. Raspberries also work well. In fall or winter, substitute sliced apples and fresh cranberries.
I like to serve with whipped cream, ice cream or just powdered sugar.
Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. Well how about you , you little devil...glad I "found"you!
    Your blog looks great and your pics are wonderful!
    Welcome to the world of blogging!
    And of course this is one of my favorite recipes in the entire world! Your looks wonderful!