Wow! I am blown away by this dessert! It is one of the most delicious bites I have had in such a long time! Ok, several HUGE bites! I had a hard time stopping myself from eating the whole lot of this fabulous concoction!
I came across the concept of this dessert in an old Scandinavian cookbook and I thought it would be great to make it a little healthier and even more delicious. I am so very pleased with how it turned out. So much so that I highly recommend that you make this for your next dinner party. It will wow your guests and they won't be able to tell that it is pretty healthy for you!
This recipe starts by making a meringue with hot maple syrup and then folding it into some unsweetened applesauce. I happened to have a small batch of homemade applesauce but any will do. This is even more delicious if you are able to get a tart applesauce because it pairs well with the sweetness of the meringue.
Apple snow is a showstopper, but not hard to create. It is best eaten right after it is made, so while your dinner guests are enjoying some evening coffee or tea, whip this up to delight them!
Finnish Apple Snow Dessert:
4 egg whites, room temperature (if you forget to let the eggs warm up to room temperature, here's a trick: put the eggs in a bowl full of warm tap water for 10 minutes, this will warm them up but not cook them)
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups unsweetened applesauce (best if it is homemade, or of the tart variety)
sprinkle of cinnamon for each serving
1. Place the egg whites and pinch of salt in the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl. Use the whisk attachment of a stand mixer or the beaters on a hand mixer. Beat the egg whites until frothy, but not dry.
2. In a small saucepan, pour the 3/4 cup of pure maple syrup in. Bring the mixture to a boil, and make sure it reaches between 260-265 on a candy thermometer. This is hard ball stage. The syrup will turn into a hard ball of candy if dropped into cold water.
3. With the mixer (or hand mixer) running, pour the syrup into the fluffy egg whites. Keep beating and slowly adding the syrup at the same time. It will form a glossy meringue.
4. In a separate bowl, mix the applesauce and lemon juice. Put 1-2 tablespoons of the meringue into the applesauce and mix to combine. Then, fold the rest of the meringue into the applesauce using a spatula.
5. Spoon into dessert bowls and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
I hope you enjoy this fall apple recipe! Have a wonderful day!
If this dessert made you hungry, pass it on to a friend who loves yummy desserts!