Pine Nut Torta with Marsala-Poached Autumn Fruit

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup imported sweet Marsala
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 4-inch-long strip lemon peel (yellow part only)
  • 2 cups pitted prunes
  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • + 10 more ingredients
    • 3 large egg yolks
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 ½ teaspoons (packed) grated lemon peel
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 10 tablespoons (1 ¼ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour
    • ¾ cup pine nuts (about 3 ½ ounces)
    • Powdered sugar

1. For fruit: Combine 3 cups water, Marsala, sugar, cinnamon stick, and lemon peel in heavy large saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add prunes and apricots. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until fruit is just soft but not mushy, stirring frequently, about 25 minutes. Using s...

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