A treasured family recipe for Passover chocolate-apple torte, updated to be lower in fat and still incredibly rich-tasting. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 1998

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • Combine matzo meal and walnuts in a food processor; process until nuts are finely chopped. Spread on a baking sheet and toast until fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes. Let cool.

  • Whisk eggs, 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until blended. Stir in the matzo mixture, apple, cocoa and chocolate.

  • Beat egg whites and salt in large, clean bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Increase speed to high and beat until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating until glossy and stiff peaks form.

  • Stir one-quarter of the beaten whites into the batter. Gently fold in remaining whites with a rubber spatula. Scrape the batter into an ungreased 9-inch springform pan, spreading evenly. Tap pan lightly on counter to release air bubbles.

  • Bake torte until top springs back when touched lightly and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. With a knife, loosen edges of torte. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. (Torte will sink in center.)

  • Remove pan sides and place torte on a serving platter. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; 6.3 g total fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 219 mg sodium. 46.3 g carbohydrates; 7.2 g protein; Full Nutrition