This fruit torte recipe ("Obsttorte") is so delicious. With fresh berries, it's one of those great fruit dessert recipes to enjoy in the summer.
You can use a mix of berries, such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries. You could also just use one type, such as strawberries, and turn this into a Strawberry Fruit Torte. Since there's no wheat flour used, this is a gluten-free recipe (check that the cornstarch is pure!)
This is a great "diet" German dessert, very light and with little sugar - actually no sugar - honey is used for sweetness.
For the cake pictured above, I used lots and lots of huge strawberries, blackberries, and halved grapes. Because of the quantity of fruit, I dissolved 1 package of gelatin in 2 cups of unsweetened apple juice (following package instructions). I let the gelatin thicken slightly in the fridge for about 1 hour before spooning it over the fruit.
The original recipe calls for one leaf of gelatin dissolved in 100 ml of juice. This is commonly used in traditional German recipes, but does not dissolve as easily as the granulated gelatin. If you have leaf gelatin, you can use it here. The conversion for gelatin is 4 leaves = 1 package gelatin = 1 tsp granulated gelatin.
Serve this with frozen vanilla yogurt for a scrumptious finish to a traditional German meal. For a more decadent dessert, serve with whipped cream.
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