A delicious German dessert that combines sweet Riesling wine and fall apples.
- 2.5 cups all-purpose flour (300 grams)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (5 grams)
- 1 stick + 2 tablespoons salted butter, cubed, at room temperature (140 grams)
- 8 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided (100 grams)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (2.1 grams)
- 1 large egg
- 2 pounds apples (908 grams)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 16 fluid ounces Riesling*, divided (500 grams)
- 3 rounded tablespoons cornstarch (25 grams)
- Place the flour and baking powder into a bowl, stir to combine, and set aside.
- In another bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and 2 tablespoons sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, and stir to mix until combined.
- Add the flour mixture in three batches, and stir to combine completely between each addition. Bring the dough together into a ball with your hands, and flatten it to form a disc. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Peel, core, and cut the apples into small cubes. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and toss to coat, to prevent browning.
- In a small bowl, combine about a third of the wine with the cornstarch and vanilla extract, and whisk until smooth.
- Place the remaining wine and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add the starch mixture and continue to stir. When it reaches a boil for the second time and has begun to thicken, remove from the heat.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (convection 300°F) and grease a 10-inch springform pan.
- Press the chilled dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Prick the dough several times with a fork.
- Spread the apples in the pan in an even layer, and pour the wine glaze on top so the apples are fully covered.
- Bake for 1 hour, or until the cake has cooked through. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack before removing from the pan and serving.
You may substitute any type of sweet white wine or 100% apple juice for the Riesling, if you wish.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 90 minutes
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: German
Keywords: apple cake, white wine, apple