Apple Zwieback Torte

Apple Zwieback Torte
Apfel-Zwieback Torte
Apple cake baked on a zwieback bottom crust with almonds and pistachio and an apricot preserve glaze.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12


  • 5 Brandt Zwieback toasts
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups of sugar
  • 1 pack of vanilla sugar
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup all purpose unsifted flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 lbs tart apples such as Grannie Smith
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp apricot preserve
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachio nuts
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon


  • Melt 3 tbsp of butter and let cool. Mix together melted butter, eggs, 3/4 cup of sugar, vanilla sugar and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix together the flour and baking powder and stir into the butter and egg mix.
  • Cover the bottom of a 10 inch springform pan with wax paper. Melt the remaining butter and let cool slightly, then pour onto the wax-papered bottom. Sprinkle remaining sugar on top.
  • Peel and core the apples, cut them in half, and then into dice. Cube the Zwieback toasts, and mix together with the apple and the remaining lemon juice, almonds, rum and cinnamon. Add to the spring form pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake in preheated 350°F oven for about 50 minutes.
  • Let cool and remove the parchment paper. Heat the apricot preserves until warm, spread over the cake and sprinkle pistachios on top. Serve warm or cold.
Recipe courtesy of Brandt Zwieback