Italian Apple & Lemon Torte

A Beautifully Simple Dessert!
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
juice of 1 large lemon + zest
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
cooking spray

Cooking Tools
Spring form pan
2 medium mixing bowls

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.  In a mixing bowl, add; diced apples, lemon juice and lemon zest and toss until apples are coated.  In another mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, eggs, salt and vanilla extracts until well incorporated.  Add flour and baking soda to the wet mixture and blend well ( the batter will be thick) Add the apples with the lemon juice and zest to the batter and fold until apples are well coated.  Spray spring form pan with cooking spray and place apple batter in the pan and spread evenly.  Bake in oven for 1 hour.  Let cake cool for 1 hour, run a knife around the inside edge of pan before releasing the spring form pan.
Serves 6-8

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