Peasant Girls in the Mist - Scandinavian Apple and Cream Pudding

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This very old-fashioned, traditional Scandinavian recipe, which is claimed by both Denmark and Norway! Wherever it came from originally, it does not alter the fact that this is a delicious apple, nut and cream layered dessert, which looks very pretty, served in individual glasses. If you can get hold of rye bread to make your breadcrumbs, it will be all the more authentic.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the cubed and peeled apple chunks into a large saucepan with the caster sugar and 2 to 3 tablespoons water.
  2. Cook them over a gentle heat until they are completely tender - stirring them every so often to mash them down.
  3. Put them into a bowl to cool.
  4. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the breadcrumbs and brown sugar.
  5. Saute, stirring constantly over a medium heat until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  6. Add the cinnamon and stir well.
  7. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  8. Whip the cream and add the icing sugar & lemon juice.(Or add the icing sugar & lemon juice to the creme fraiche.).
  9. Take a large glass bowl or 4 individual glass bowls and layer the stewed apples, breadcrumbs and cream - ending with a layer of cream.
  10. Scatter with the chopped hazelnuts and serve.
Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious. Note! Do not eat before bedtime, it's hard work for your stomach. ;)
I make it the easy way, 1/3 mashed apple jam, 1/3 breadcrumbs bought in the supermarket and 1/3 whipped cream on spray bottle. Not the same as my grandmother made, but it tastes good. :)

Sverre September 03, 2012

Pretty good dessert you have going here, FT! I don't know quite how I had so much breadcrumbs, but they tasted good, too! Thnx for posting, hon. Made for KcK's Forum.

Darkhunter October 11, 2010

With a wonderful name like that, I just had to try this and I am so glad I did! I used the rye breadcrumbs and the freme fraiche. Great taste, not too sweet, which is perfect for me. Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT 6.

Scoutie June 06, 2010