Huguenot Torte with Buttermilk Whipped Cream
More like what the results would be if Pecan Pie and Apple Pie had a love child. #scandal
Being somewhat of an easy treat to throw together, it’s been in heavy rotation every since I can remember. After church…. you would find this gooey, crusty apple nut decadence in a dish. Sitting in the middle of any Sunday Dinner table beside the fried chicken. It originated out of Charleston, South Carolina, adapted from what some folks call Ozark pudding. Although the history behind it differs greatly depending upon who you ask.
My grandma told me a tale of a French family on the high seas bringing this recipe to the shores of Charleston. It was captivating and exciting. It was also embellished with people with names like Grady and some lady with a purple suitcase. But it served the purpose.. by keeping her 5 year old granddaughter from going outside and getting dirty before Sunday school.
And 2 little blue plates... that are all that is left out of a box of your favorite dishes... that someone dropped while moving.
But I ain't mad about that or nothin...
*This torte is already sweet, use whipped cream without sugar. Adding buttermilk , sour cream or crème fraîche (if your fancy) to the whipped cream will temper the sweetness.*
Adapted this from my grandma's hand written notes.