Nanny's Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake

Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake
Nanny's Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake
With a streusel topping and pie-like dough, this Rosh Hashanah apple dessert is half cake, half pie. Get the recipe for Nanny's Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake »Matt Taylor-Gross

With a streusel topping and pie-like dough, this Rosh Hashanah apple dessert is half cake, half pie.

What You Will Need

Nanny's Apple Cake
With a streusel topping and pie-like dough, this Rosh Hashanah dessert is half cake, half pie.
Yield: serves 8-10
Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (9 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (7 oz.) sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 sticks chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, plus more for greasing
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 lb. Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch wedges
  • 14 cup raisins
  • 14 cup walnut halves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 12 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse the flour with the sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the 2 sticks butter and pulse until it forms pea-size crumbles. Pour in the egg and pulse until the dough just comes together. Remove one-third of the dough and flatten it into a disk. Flatten the remaining dough into a disk as well, and wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough disks for 1 hour.
  2. Heat the oven to 350°. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the larger disk into a 12-inch circle. Press the circle into a greased 9-inch pie pan and trim the edges flush with the edge of the pan, reserving the trimmings. In a medium bowl, combine the apples with the raisins, walnuts, lemon juice, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg and then pour into the pan. Pinch off small pieces of the remaining dough disk and the trimmings, and scatter them over the top of the apples.
  3. Bake the apple cake until golden brown and bubbling in the center, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Transfer the cake to a rack and let cool completely before serving.