Just call me Bev: Apple snow

My Father in law has been pestering me for oh, 7 years or so, to make a childhood favourite dessert that his mother used to make for him as a boy. I’ve promised, and promised, and never actually delivered but while we were away I decided to bite the bullet and have a crack. It’s a simple dessert, English I think, and something that both kids and kids at heart will love as a summery pudding. Perfect for this time of year.

Nala’s Apple Snow
: 6 green apples
: 3 tablespoons water
: 1 cup white sugar
: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
: 2 egg whites

: Peel, core & chop the apples and put into a saucepan with the 3 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook until softened and bubbling (about 15 minutes)

: Sieve or blitz the apples once they are softened into a smooth mixture. I made this first without sieving and it wasn’t as good. Yep, I made it twice.

: Add in the sugar, vanilla and cinnamon until dissolved and set aside to cool

: Whip 2 egg whites until stiff peaks have formed. Stiff peaks always makes me laugh.

: Fold into the cooled apple mixture trying not to get rid of too much air our of the egg whites

: Serve with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream. My Father in law suggested the mixing of the ice cream into the snow as the best way to eat it – like any 6 year old kid would do. My girls loved it too and I must admit for something so simple it was delicious and will def get a run down here at home served up in our fancy Riedel glasses to make it look a little better. Enjoy!


  1. An easy pud, you can’t beat that. It’s not too unhealthy either… thank you Beth’s FIL! x

  2. “Stiff Peaks always makes me laugh” – BWWAAHHH we really ARE related!!

  3. I think I am you Father-in laws mother….I am such a fan of the Apple Snow Dessert which is so worthy of the Old Gold description. We made this at high school when cooking classes used to be called Home Ec. I was so proud of my teenage cooking skills….I promptly secured myself a copy of “The Common Sense Cookery Book” our textbook (i.e. nicking it while the teacher wasnt looking)Still have it!

  4. Interesting!? Will have to give it a go.

  5. Looks delicious! Oh I love the idea of serving a dessert in Riedel glasses – am going to nick that idea.

    What did your father-in-law think of your take on his mum’s classic?

  6. I will definitely have to try this as apples and cinnamon evoke the warm and cozy the middle of winter demands.

  7. I’ve never seen this recipe before and I do love those old fashioned British type desserts. They often use few and simple ingredients, making them great for spur of the moment baking. Best of all, no dash to the grocery store – which is a 15 minute dash where I live!

  8. Wow I used to make this as a child and completely forgot about it!! I think it’s the first thing I ever learnt to make. A bit weird really, but still, thanks for reminding me.

  9. This was the perfect post Baby Mac Chicken Pie dessert. Sounds a bit weird and uncooked egg like but really isn’t, but was AMAZING!

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