Thinly sliced golden apples covered with a fluffy, foamy, light batter all baked in a hot oven! And once out of the oven, ready to unite with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or luscious vanilla ice cream. It’s so simple yet so delicious. It is best consumed warm and therefore one of my favorite desserts to make especially in autumn and winter. You can try replacing the apples with pears or possibly even quince. It’s always fun to experiment with versatile recipes but I strongly recommend that your first trial should be with the apples. 
There’s an interesting anecdote to this recipe. We were living in Stockholm due to my father’s position and made friends with a Turkish lady married to an Estonian man who happened to live there as well. This lady made us this french style baked apple dessert on one of our visits to their house. We loved it! And I can’t even keep track of how many times either me or my mom have made it for our own guests ever since… The interesting part on our behalf was that although both my mom and I are quite informed on French cuisine and especially desserts, we didn’t know about this one until our time at that Turkish lady’s house in Stockholm! 

Ingredients

This recipe yields approx. 6 servings. You can always double the recipe and use a larger dish.

  • 100 gr butter, at room temperature
  • 1 dl sliced blanched almonds
  • 1 dl granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 5-6 golden apples
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • Lemon juice
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

Step by step method

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  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Grease an ovenproof dish with a little knob of butter and sprinkle with a little bit of brown sugar or caster sugar.
  2. Peel and core apples and cut into very thin slices. Drizzle and rub apple slices with a little bit of lemon juice and place them in an ovenproof dish.
  3. Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg yolks, flour and almonds and mix well.
  4. In separate bowl beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until you obtain stiff peaks. Then gently add egg whites to the other mixture and fold.
  5. Spread batter onto the apples and place in the oven on second rack from bottom. Bake approximately 30-40 minutes or until surface turns to a light golden color. If the surface color starts turning brown before baking time is up, cover with aluminum foil.
  6. Serve warm with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.