This recipe is courtesy of Nonna Pia from Westwind Orchard in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

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You will need:

For the apples:
3⁄4 lb organic mixed apples
1⁄8 cup Sambuca
1 oz organic sugar

For the mix:
4 eggs
1 oz organic sugar
1⁄4 cup canola oil
pinch of salt
1⁄2 g Vanillina Pane degli Angeli*
10 oz organic flour
16 g of lievito Pane Degli Angeli*
3⁄4 cup warm whole milk

*Pane degli Angeli is an Italian baking powder. You can purchase on Amazon or in your local Italian grocer

  1. Cut apples thin, pour Sambuca, add sugar.
  2. Mix and let it sit for 1 hour.
  3. Mix eggs and sugar with electric mixer at 5–6 speed.
  4. Add salt and Vanillina Pane degli Angeli, mixing until you don’t feel the grains of the sugar.
  5. Add flour and work it with a spoon, then add lievito, milk, and canola oil. Mix first with a spoon then with electric mixer until desired consistency.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°.
  7. Put a bit of canola oil into the pan.
  8. Spread it with your hand, so the entire pan is oiled and then spread a bit of flour on top.
  9. Pour all mix into pan, add the apples 1 by 1 putting them in the mix and also the surface.
  10. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  11. Insert a knife into the cake—if the knife comes out dry, the cake is cooked.


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