Upside-Down Brown Sugar Torte with Early Summer Fruits

Yield: One 9-inch torte

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We think it’s OK to indulge once in awhile, and this lovely torte is the perfect reason to do so. It goes together in minutes and comes out glistening like a gem. As summer progresses, substitute juicy nectarines and blackberries.

Ingredients

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Spread 4 tablespoons of the butter in a 9-inch round cake pan. Sprinkle brown sugar and liqueur or orange zest over the top. Distribute the sliced fruit (peel-side down and fanned out) over the surface of the brown sugar mixture, with raspberries filling in any gaps.

In a small pan, melt the remaining 8 tablespoons of butter. Remove from heat and stir in the milk, egg and vanilla extract. Blend well. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl and add the butter-egg-milk mixture. Stir until smooth; the batter will be thick.

Spoon the batter over the fruit and smooth the surface. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the pan cool for 5 minutes, and then turn out onto a serving plate. Serve warm with ice cream and fresh lavender blossoms if you have them!

Each serving: 300 cal, 14g fat (9g sat), 40mg chol, 470mg sodium, 41g carb, 2g fiber, 3g protein (Nutritional analysis based on 10 servings.)

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

Find more recipes from Lynne.

More about: apricots, baking, plums, raspberries, stone fruit

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