Oma's German Fruit Torte Recipe ❤️
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
Yes, my fruit torte recipe, aka Obsttorte, is so delicious. With fresh berries, it's one of those great fruit dessert recipes to enjoy in the summer. I've used various mixes of berries, such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and/or blueberries.
Above, you'll see blackberries, strawberries and green grapes. You could just use strawberries, for example, and make Strawberry Fruit Torte.
Since there's no wheat flour used, this is a gluten-free recipe (check that the cornstarch is pure!) It's a great "diet" German dessert, very light and with little sugar. Actually no sugar is used. Honey is added for sweetness.
Using gelatine (granulated, package, or leaf)
The original recipe calls for one leaf of gelatine dissolved in 100 ml of juice.
This is commonly used in traditional German recipes, but does not dissolve as easily as the granulated gelatine. If you have leaf gelatine, you can use it here.
The conversion for gelatine is 4 leaves = 1 package gelatine = 1 tsp granulated gelatine.
For the Obsttorte 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 gelatine in 2
cups of unsweetened apple juice (following package instructions). I let
the gelatine thicken slightly in the fridge for about 1 hour before
spooning it over the fruit.
Serve this with frozen vanilla yogurt for a scrumptious finish to a traditional German meal.
For a more decadent dessert, serve with a dollop of whipped cream!
Oma's German Fruit Torte Recipe
- 2 eggs, separated
- pinch salt
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1½ cups ground almonds
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 lb fresh strawberries (or mixed berries)
- ¼ tsp gelatine (or 1 leaf)
- 3 oz unsweetened apple juice
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Beat egg whites with pinch of salt until stiff.
- Stir in honey.
- Fold in stirred egg yolks.
- Mix ground almonds and cornstarch together. Add to egg white mixture and mix gently.
- Put batter into greased 8-inch springform pan. Bake 20 minutes or till done.
- Let cake cool. Remove from pan. Place on cake plate. Replace outer ring of spring-form pan around cake.
- Place berries on cake (if large, cut in half).
- Prepare gelatine according to package. Dissolve in heated apple juice.
- Spoon gelatine over berries. Let set. Remove spring-form ring.
- Serves 10
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