Hexenschnee (Witches' Snow)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This simple recipe turns out a delicious dessert or salad fit for company. We serve it when the family gets together as a simple dessert along with berries that are in season. This recipe requires a jello or salad mold. Mixture timing does not include refrigeration time. NOTE: Have taken a look at recipe again based on Chef with no Name review and agree. Have modified recipe to reflect review.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour cold water into a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over water and allow to soften.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the applesauce, sugar, apricot preserves, rum and lemon juice.
  3. Heat gelatin in microwave until just under boiling and add to the applesauce mixture. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Chill in refrigerator until mixture starts to gel, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, lightly oil jello/salad mold with cooking oil (do not use olive oil). Set aside to drain.
  6. When mixture is starting to set, add the egg whites and beat with mixer until mixture is very thick and piles softly (10-14 min). Turn into the mold.
  7. Chill in refrigerator until firm (4-5 hrs).
  8. When ready to serve, unmold onto chilled serving plate and garnish around the base of the mold with fresh fruit in season.
Most Helpful

Overkill on the gelatin and sugar both - cut them by half for better consistency and flavor. 1/4 oz = 1 envelope is enough to get 1 c of liquid (for reference, that's double the gelatin used for jello). The 2oz=8 envelopes recommended here would harden 8c of liquid - this recipe has just 3 cups.

rosyruns December 24, 2008

I scaled this recipe in half as it is just me and the kids. We all really liked it! I made my life very easy by using a purchased (German) applesauce, and it came together in no time at all. Nice and light.

evelyn/athens May 31, 2008

ZWT4: My daughter & I made this for the Cooking with Kids Challenge. She liked it! It was a fun recipe to make together!

Mom2Rose May 30, 2008