Burnt Almond Torte and Copycat Recipe

Different regions prefer certain pastries, baked goods.  Burnt Almond Torte is popular in Pittsburgh. I’ve seen it as a wedding cake. tiered!  Who brought the recipe here I don’t know but many Pittsburghers LOVE it.  I’d never tasted one until we moved here.  This one is from the Oakmont Bakery.  Joan brought it to dinner one night.  We split it three ways. Don’t know who ate the cherry.  Not me.  But before we devoured it, I photographed it.  Here is a link to the Recipezaar Copycat Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte recipe in case you want to have a taste of Pittsburgh Pastry/Dessert.  I hear there’s one where chocolate is involved.

17 thoughts on “Burnt Almond Torte and Copycat Recipe

  1. HMMM. AND I HAVEN”T HAD MY BREAKFAST YET. NEED TO FIND ONE OF THOSE. AND I LOVE YOUR
    WONDERFUL COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR FATHER AND THE BAKERY WHEN YOU WERE FOUR.

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  2. Photo taken at nice angle showing the cherry. Didn’t know this was a Pittsburgh item. Lovely memory with your father and I can ‘see’ your wonder in that bakery as a four year old.

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  3. Beautiful poetry in painting the memory. I could sense the innocence, wonder and comfort of a special moment from the past.

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  4. My Dad used to take us to the Waldorf Bakery on Murray Avenue!!! There were so many yummy goodies there!!! Melissa is a fan of Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte! I like the little mini ones!

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