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This is another delicious recipe from Pasta Grammar, our go-to website to learn how to cook authentic Italian food. You can find the website here:
If you like apple pie, you will enjoy this one. A delicious and light Italian apple cake that will wrap up your meal perfectly.
1 cup raisins
10 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing the pan
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
3 large eggs
5 medium apples
1 medium pear
1 tsp cinnamon, or to taste
2 tbsp whole milk
1 tbsp baking powder
A 9 1/2-inch springform pan
Preheat the oven to 340F degrees. Place the raisins in warm water and set aside. Fill a medium saucepan with enough water to heat a Bain Marie set-up with a heat proof bowl nested on top of the saucepan.
Melt the butter over low heat in the Bain Marie. Once the butter is melted, add the sugar while whisking together. Once mixed, remove from heat and whisk the flour in. Whisk the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated into the mixture. Set aside.
Peel, core, and chop the apples and pear in 1/2 inch pieces. Mix into batter. Drain the raisin, squeeze out the excess water, pat them dry with a paper towel, add to batter.
In a small bowl, stir the baking powder and milk together until it foams, add to batter.
Grease the pan with butter and pour the mixture in. Bake for one hour and let cool completely before removing from pan and serving.
This goes great with a cappuccino, Buon appetito!
My son and I going for our morning cappuccino in Rome, Italy, 2018.