Apple-Lise* from Denmark


“Eating sweets brings us back to a time in our lives when we had no worries.” —— Sebastien Gaudard, famous French chef

IN DENMARK this dessert is called *æblekage. It means apple cake, but it’s not really a cake, and since no one on the InterestEng. staff can pronounce the Danish name, we call it “Apple-Lise” after a Danish friend who took time to share with us the original recipe. You can find lots of slightly different ways on the internet to make this delicious dessert. The original recipe for Danish Apple Cake is on the right in the sidebar.

     I really like trying recipies from other countries. It’s very interesting and fun    to see how people bring their own country’s touch to recipes they find from other cultures. This recipe, which my mother and I found together, is the one we like best. My father liked this dessert so much, that he asked me to make it again.  It’s very good and very easy to make!   —Katya



Photos by Katya


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Katya’s native languages are Ukrainian and Russian. She’s been studying English 9 years. 

Here is what you will need for each serving:

2 apples ... 1/4 cup almond cookies ... 1/4 cup almonds ... raspberry jam ... sugar ... vanilla ... 2 eggs ... cinnamon.

Step 1:

Wash, peel and cut cooking apples into slices. (Whatever kind of apples you like best.)

Step 2:

Heat the apples with a little bit of water so they don’t burn. Add vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon.  Cook over low heat for 20-30 minutes or until the apples are soft. 

Step 3:

Stir often until the applesauce is lumpy. 


Step 4:

Use a rolling pin to turn the almond cookies into very fine crumbs. Then finely chop the almond nuts. Mix the almond cookie crumbs and the almond nut pieces together and fry in butter.

Step 5:

Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff. Add a little sugar when you beat them.

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In the bottom of each serving dish put the apple sauce, then cookie-nut crumbs and then more apple sauce. On the top put a couple large spoonfuls of egg whites. Carefully add a spoonful of raspberry jam and decorate with grated chocolate.  (You can also use whipped cream on top if you prefer. See the original recipe at the right.)


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