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4 small portions

Prep time:

20 minutes

Time to cook

20 minutes

Good for:


Apple dessert- traditional Danish summer treat.

My husband loves this- simple old-fashioned Danish dessert. It is best eaten with just a bit of cream- and maybe even extra sugar if you like. I can not have any as Apples are very high FODMAP. Once in a while, I will make it, so I wanted to share the recipe here- simple and obviously the cooked apples are not on everyone’s no-list.


1 kg apples, cored, sliced and peeled

1/2 cup of water

75 g of sugar

1 vanilla bean, scraped into the cooking apple, then outer part cooked along .

For serving:

Cold cream or full-fat milk

extra sprinkle of sugar


Step 1

Prepare the apples and cook for 20 minutes over medium heat with the vanilla bean and water.
Add the sugar and cook for another 10 minutes

Step 2

leave to cool, remove the whole vanilla and serve then with chilled cream and sugar or macaroons.


You can create another dessert by laying macaroons with 1 dl of sherry. then adding the apples and top with whipped cream. That is called apple cake in Danish and was a childhood favorite of my husbands-still is actually.
For the cream i will use full-fat lactose free cream. Do not pour tons over- a little goes a long way or use full fat milk instead.

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