March 11, 2008

An Apple a Day

S and C are coming over for dinner on Friday. S is living a low-carb lifestyle. C has given up chocolate for Lent.

We've picked out an entree (that you'll read about in another couple of days) that meets everyone's dietary needs, but what to do for dessert?

Natalie of Burned Bits came to my rescue with this week's Tuesdays with Dorie project: Russian Grandmother's Apple Pie Cake. Part pie, part cake, this recipe's actually quite similar to my Swedish grandmother's Apple Bake. And it satisfied on multiple levels.

1. It contained not a drop of chocolate.
2. Packed with apples and raisins, if you don't count the 2 cubes of butter you could *almost* consider it healthy.
3. It employed ten apples, 2/3 of the bounty from this week's CSA box.
4. The scent from the oven as it was baking was intoxicating.
5. Leftovers make a convenient pre-workout breakfast.

Curious how other Doristas fared with this week's project? Check out the blog roll.

From the archives...
In 2007 I cataloged some of the most mouth watering food porn on the internets.

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