Many gardens have a small apple tree. Apple varieties with smaller fruits are often precocious. Especially in hot and sunny summers from mid-August. Above all, however, the fruit at this time of the year magically attracts wasps. Unfortunately, this also attracts all kinds of vermin.

For example, the Cox Orange variety's apples glow red and yellow-green in the branches. Many trees are bearing much this year, and there is fallen fruit every day. It is a good idea to harvest the fruit a little earlier. Apples can be stored well in aluminium trays and perforated aluminium trays. This year, in particular, the harvest is prominent in many places. So, it is crucial to process the many fruits. Make applesauce, for example. The puree can be filled into preserving jars and stored in a cool, dark place for several months. Freezing is also an option.

Old apples such as “Cox Orange”, „Boskoop”, or the Swiss “Berner Rosenapfel” are aromatic and acidic. But they are unfortunately only rarely available. These apples are particularly suitable for cooking. They do not fall apart even after long baking. Their consistency makes them ideal for applesauce. Experts describe older apple varieties as tolerating and tastier than new varieties.

Whether cooked or harvested, apples are healthy all around. See the article “Apple (Malus Domestica)” from 18 September 2022 recipes ( Daily apple consumption can help keep cholesterol levels low. Prevent cardiovascular diseases and cover the need for nutritional vitamins. Especially vitamin C and minerals. Apples contain fibre and pectin. Pectin can bind bile acid in the intestine, which helps to lower cholesterol levels. Most of these valuable ingredients are found directly under the apple skin. That's why you shouldn't peel the fruit, and of course, it's best to enjoy it raw right away.

Stirnrunzler's apple puree from Cox Orange apples

Wash the apples. Cut into quarters and remove stems and blossom remnants. It'll be a core if necessary, but please do not peel. Put into a large pan. Pour the juice of two large summer oranges over them and add three decilitres of water. Bring to the boil by stirring. Simmer at medium heat until the apples are completely soft or turn into mush. Depending on the consistency, add a little more water. Keep stirring. If desired, add a sachet of bourbon vanilla sugar, some cinnamon and a teaspoon of cane sugar. Remove the pan from the heat and puree the apples. Bring the applesauce to the boil again very briefly. Cover the pan with a lid and leave the puree to cool.

Applesauce can be used to create beautiful desserts. For example, warm apple puree with vanilla ice cream. Vanilla cream or vanilla quark, baked rolled up in puff pastry. Or an apple tiramisu: Cover the bottom of a glass dish with apple puree. Place a layer of ladyfingers on top and cover with vanilla quark whipped cream mixture (vegan). Add another layer of applesauce, then another layer of ladyfingers. Finish with the vanilla quark and whipped cream mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least overnight. Fry almond slivers or slices in a frying pan until golden brown and sprinkle over the top when serving.

Tip: for tiramisu, the apple puree should not be sweetened!

Place the vegan vanilla ice cream on plates. Add the applesauce while it is still hot. Garnish with peppermint leaves or flowers. If you like, some steamed almond slivers. Serve immediately!

    2 replies to "Fresh apple puree with vanilla ice cream made from oat milk"

    • Claire

      This is helpful as apples are rich in fiber for cases of indigestion and adding the fact that it’s used whole is also good but how about cases of someone who’s diabetic, would this recipe be healthy ?

      • Frowner

        Think about it this way: when you create your deserts yourself and study nutrition. You will have a better feel for the sugar forms in your food.

        Cooking should entail health considerations. We write about it in many posts. Our recipes here on the blog are, in most cases, not daily drivers. Most people need more time to perform extensive cooking every day.

        We recommend precooking with a focus on health, and we advocate for highlights in your weeks and months, which can entail desserts or foods with another guide on your health. You will be more aware of your daily food choices when you cook yourself. You can estimate sweets stuff better.

        Mindfulness comes in many cases from observing habits, behaviours and meaningful practices. The food markets would be more on the health side when healthy nutrition would be more appealing to people.

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