Whipped cream or Ice Cream (optional)
TO MAKE THE FILLING:
TO MAKE THE PASTRY: In bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Lightly beat together egg and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture and mix well until ball of soft dough forms.
Rolls out half the pastry to about 1/8 inch thickness and cut to fit bottom of lightly greased 8-inch springform pan. Place drained apples on top of pastry, leaving 1/2 inch space between apples
Crumble remaining pastry dough into currant-sized crumbs. Drop half the crumbs into the space between apples and edge of pan. Flatten top surface of apples and sprinkle with remaining pastry crumbs. Sprinkle torte with remaining sugar.
Bake in 425 F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until well browned. Remove hinged ring and serve torte on pan base. Serve warm, garnished with whipped cream.
from Canadian Living
Recipe by Olga Drozd