Gramcracker’s Apple Torte


Gramcracker’s Apple Torte

Submitted by: JoAnn Watkins, Monroe County Electric Cooperative
Servings 8
Calories 266kcal



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar light is ok
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon shortening melted


  • 3 large apples peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Peel and slice apples.
  • In medium pan, mix together cornstarch, sugar, hot water, salt and vanilla. Add apples. Water should just barely cover apples. Cook over medium heat until liquid thickens and apples are somewhat soft. Remove from heat.
  • To prepare crust, mix together dry ingredients and add melted shortening. Stir with a fork and work into pea-sized lumps. Reserve 1/2 cup for topping.
  • Press crust into 13x4-inch torte pan, pressing crust to smooth. Add apple filling. Sprinkle with reserved topping.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until apples start to brown on edges. Cool and serve with caramel ice cream.


This recipe does not call for cinnamon. Grandma, I called her Gramcrackers, was born in 1898 in St. Clair County.
Nutrition information: 266 calories; 8.9g fat; 77mg sodium; 46.7g carbohydrates; 2g protein.