Apple roesti cake

A couple of weeks ago I went apple picking and I came back with about 30 lbs. of apples. The question was what I should do with that many apples and when on a diet? Cakes are an option only if butter and eggs are kept at a very minimum.

Pretty soon this idea of making roesti using apples started taking shape in my mind. I made some research and found that roesti of potatoes and apples do in fact existed, but that they were mainly a side dish that consisted of more potatoes than apples. I decided to tweak those recipe quite a bit and make it into a sweet apple roesti cake.

I still kept in a couple of potatoes for texture, but changed the ratio so that the apples became the main component. And I baked the roesti in the oven rather than on the stove. The result was a pretty light dish, incredibly hard to photograph but pretty tasty and reminiscent of baked apples. Great for breakfast or a light snack.

Apple roesti cake

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Apple roesti cake


  • 4 apples
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 2 tbs diced prunes
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tbs butter


  1. Peel the potatoes, and peel and core the apples. Grate the apples and the potatoes into julienne stripes (I used a food processor).
  2. In a bowl, combine the grated apples and potatoes with the sugar, the cinnamon and the prunes. Mix well and pour in a greased pan lined with greased wax or parchment paper.
  3. Scatter little pieces of butter over the apple mixture and bake in the oven at 375F for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Serve warm or cold eventually with some vanilla ice cream.