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.