Fruit Cake/Wheat Cream: Presnitz/Budino di Avena

Total Time:
3 hr 50 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
1 hr 20 min

Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Wheat Cream:
  • 4 apples, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup currant marmellata, recipe follows
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into chunks
  • Currant Marmellata:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 pints currants
  • Pinch salt
Directions
Wheat Cream:

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.

Place the apples in a casserole, making a well in the center of the chunks. Fill the well with the marmellata, sprinkle the apples with the sugar, dot with the butter, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings

Currant Marmellata:

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Add the currants, and salt, and cook over high heat for 20 minutes, until the berries are tender but not falling apart and the liquid has reduced to a syrupy consistency.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups


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