Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
An economical dessert to make, using up applesauce and stale bread crumbs. A Danish version of the trifle, and my version of the Danish original.
- 1⁄2 pint whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups stale breadcrumbs
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 cups sweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- Whip cream, 2 tbsp icing sugar and vanilla extract until soft peaks form (approximately 3 minutes - but it depends on the cream).
- Place butter in a skillet and melt over medium heat. Add brown sugar, bread crumbs, and cinnamon. Mix well and cook, stirring constantly, to toast the crumbs, 3-5 minutes. Let cool completely (you may need to break up some of the crumbs if they've clumped together - this is easily down in the processor). Set aside 1 tbsp of crumb mixture.
- Spread 1 cup of crumbs in a large bowl. Mix the lemon juice into the applesauce. Spread 1 cup of applesauce over crumbs. Next 1/2 of the whipped cream; then the last of the crumbs. Finally, another cup of applesauce and the balance of the whipped cream. Sprinkle with the toasted almonds and reserved bread crumbs. Chill for at least 3 hours.
- Serve spooned into sherbet glasses or sauce dishes.
This was a really great dessert. I used fresh apples from my apple tree to make homemade applesauce, and then used the applesauce for this recipe. A really great dessert to have around, and it keeps well, in the fridge.