Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 65-75 min
Total time: 1 1/2 hours
Yield: Makes 1 9-inch cake, serving 10 to 12
I make this cake from Tuscany instead of a pie because it actually benefits from being made ahead, while apple pie is best eaten on the day it's baked.
Chef Dan Barber, author of The Third Plate, says we need a food system that is both delicious and sustainable. "It's about the system that supports a whole ecology," he says.