Ukrainian Prune Torte

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Great-Grandma used prunes and prune fillings in many goodies of her own creation. Prune torte is one of them. The filling is even more delicious when made with an equal quantity of dates and prunes.

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Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 8-inch 5-layer torte

Ingredients

Almond Cake:

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, divided

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¾ cup blanched almonds

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

Prune Filling:

  • 16 ounces pitted prunes

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 5 (8 inch) round pans.

  2. Grind the blanched almonds in a food processor with 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar. Cream the butter with the remaining 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg. Stir in the almond extract, salt, and ground almond mixture. Add the flour and mix thoroughly. Divide the dough into 5 equal parts. Roll each piece between 2 sheets of waxed paper or parchment paper to fit the pans, or pat each piece of dough into the prepared pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges begin to brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from the pans while still hot.

  4. To make the Prune Filling: Place the prunes in a saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain and reserve the liquid. Puree the prunes in a food processor.

  5. Return the prune puree to the saucepan and add the white sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and 4 tablespoons reserved prune liquid. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from heat. Assemble the torte layers, spreading them with warm prune filling. Let stand for 24 hours before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

697 Calories
31g Fat
103g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 697
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 103g 37%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 65g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 567mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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