Ethical Kitchen Apple and Mincemeat Torte

Now I am beginning to spot a pattern in our Ethical Kitchen recipes to date – they are all sweets of one kind or another – and today’s recipe is no different. A friend recently gave me several bags of short shelf-life Suma Ground Almonds. I have to admit that I didn’t have much idea what you could do with them, apart from make Bakewell Tarts, until I found a recipe for a torte that replaces half of the flour with ground almonds – perfect for using them up.

Apple and Mincemeat TortMakes one large tray which serves 6-8 people


Preparation method

1. Grease a deep-sided quiche or baking dish with organic butter.
2. Preheat oven to 190 C (375 F or gas mark 6)
3. Mix the margarine, sugar, almonds, vanilla, flour, egg and cinnamon in a large bowl. It will take 5 minutes of stiff stirring to get a thick, even consistency.
4. Flatten half of this mixture into the dish with you hands and then spread a generous layer of mincemeat over the mixture.
5. Peel and slice the apple and then lay the slices on top of the mincemeat.
6. With the remaining mixture, roll small balls and place on top of the apple
7. Sprinkle with icing sugar and then place in the oven on a middle shelf.
8. Bake for an hour and serve with cream, ice cream or thick custard.

Of course, the fruit filling is interchangeable with other goodies:

In fact, why not experiment and let us know what you try?

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