Vegan and gluten-free too! (If you want it to be). Why do I make tortes and not pies, you ask? Here's the simple and honest truth: I can't be bothered to make my own pastry when so many companies (hello, Tenderflake!) do it so well and so cheaply for you already. So by buying a pastry case, I don't get the top of the pie (the pastry cover? What is it called?) but this is a second bonus, as my pie is much healthier with less pastry. ALSO, your pie won't look nearly as pretty as this one if you have to cover up all the lovely apples with pastry, will it?
Fall means apple season. I spent a few years of my childhood living in England, my parents' native country, and fall there (actually, autumn there) was so beautiful and, well, appley (yes, I made that word up). We lived three of our years in England in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Southwell is known for being the home of the Bramley apple, which is THE apple to use when baking pies/cobblers/crumbles/crisps/cakes (there's a lot of yummy things you can bake with apples). Well, today I am reliving my childhood with this delicious and oh-so-seasonal apple walnut cake recipe.