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Apple Focaccia Original Genovese Recipe

Apple Focaccia Original Genovese Recipe

The apple focaccia is a Genovese specialty, which is prepared simply with thin slices of apples, raisins, pine nuts, and the characteristic cheese of that area, whose name is difficult to pronounce, “prescinseua”.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Additional Time 0 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Cakes and Pies
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 2 large apples
  • 65 g 00 flour 1/2 cup
  • 100 g brown sugar 1/2 cup
  • 60 g sour cream 2.2 oz
  • 40 g extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp
  • 1 fresh egg
  • 2 tablespoons of pine nuts
  • 40 g raisins 1/4 cup
  • grated peel of an organic lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • icing sugar to sprinkle on the cake


  • Clean and finely slice the apples.
  • Put them in the bowl, mix them with the raisins (previously softened with warm water), 1 tbsp of sugar, the grated zest of lemon, and a spoonful of pine nuts.
  • With a whisk, beat the eggs well with the remaining sugar, add the sour cream, flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt, extra virgin olive oil, and then incorporate well with a spoon.
  • Pour the mixture over the apples and mix well.
  • Line a flat cake pan (9 inches) with parchment paper; pour and level the dough, distributing the last spoonful of pine nuts and brown sugar.
  • Bake at 170°C (338°F) for 40-50 min.
  • Let cool at least 2 hours before serving.


Keyword Focaccia Genovese Recipe
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