Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
An elegant dessert from "Classic Irish Recipes". Cooking time includes chill time.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs apples
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3 egg whites
- whipped cream (optional)
- brown sugar (optional) or crumbled vanilla wafer cookie (optional)
- Peel and core apples.
- Slice into a saucepan.
- Add water and lemon juice.
- Cook covered on low heat for about 15 minutes until apples are soft.
- Put apples and sugar in a blender and mix into a puree.
- Set aside until mixture is cool.
- Whisk the egg whites until they are stiff, and fold them into the apple mixture.
- Divide into serving bowls and allow to chill in refrigerator.
- Before serving, top with whipped cream and either brown sugar or crumbled vanilla wafer cookies (or both!).
This was a staple dessert when I was a kid. We always had plenty of home-canned applesauce on hand, so that was the basis. An egg white and whipped cream were folded together with the applesauce. Today I make it with Splenda rather than sugar, but it should be fundamentally SIMPLE. A dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg: fine. But if it takes longer than it takes to combine good applesauce with beaten egg white and whipped cream, you're doing it wrong.
Tried another recipe for this a while back and now it's one of my favorite breakfasts! I whip it up in the morning with one egg white, couple Tbsps sugar and a few Tbsps of apple sauce (with a little cinnamon too) It's very light and still leaves me satisfied. It does seperate, best to make it right before you eat it. Give it a try!
Really good and unusual. Would be perfect with a heavy dinner as a super light but tasty dessert. Don't make it too much in advance as it separated. I made it about 2.5 hours ahead of time and it was too much. You need nice fresh eggs for this as they whites are raw. I made it with Splenda with no problem at all, and we ate it with no topping. I would try cookie crumbs to fancy it up a bit. Another point in its favor--extremely inexpensive to make!