I love old recipes my mother made for me when I was little. Our family has lot’s of recipes that are passed through generations. I collect all those recipes so I can give them to my children, and my children to their children, etc.
This apple dessert is one of those old recipes that I wanted to share with you because it’s so easy to make, so delicious, and at the same time nutritious. My mother made this apple dessert all the time for my sisters and me when we were little because she wanted to implement more fresh apples in our diet. And isn’t it magical when you incorporate fresh apples in such a lovely dessert which you can’t wait to eat it?
Also, when you make this recipe, you can make lot’s of modifications, depending on your taste. For example, you can switch the walnuts with any nuts or shredded coconut, so that the dessert will get a different flavor. If you have a toddler, and you’re not giving him yet nuts, you can skip the nuts, and use that amount for biscuits or shredded coconut. You can play with the spices, use anyone you like, or don’t use at all if you want it to be plainer. Don’t forget to take in consideration lemon or orange zest for adding more taste.
The original recipe for this apple dessert is to be in a shape of balls, but my family modified it because shaping balls can be time-consuming. Instead, we would divide the mixture into nice glasses or dessert bowls.
However you decide to make it, I hope you’ll enjoy this old family recipe.
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Grandma’s fresh apple dessert
100 g butter, softened
100 g walnuts
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
300 g plain biscuits
1 kg apples
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, allspice, cardamom, etc.)
- Put the walnuts and the biscuits in a food processor and blend them until they’re finely ground. Put them aside in a bowl
- In another bowl whip the butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract, cocoa powder, spices, and the ground walnuts and biscuits. Mix well
- Wash the apples, core them from the stem, and peel them. Put them in the food processor and blend until they’re grated
- Add the apples in the other mixture and mix with an electric mixer until everything is homogenous
- Serve the mixture in small bowls and decorate with shredded coconut or ground nuts. Also, you can shape the mixture into balls, rolled in shredded coconut or nuts.