Sunday, December 10, 2023

Festive Baked Apple Trifle


When it comes to Christmas desserts, opinions differ A LOT! Some people prefer a good old bûche de Noël, while others long for lighter and more creative creations. If you're one of the latter, I may interest you in a very delicious, seasonal and festive baked apple trifle.

In 2020 I published my Vanillekipferl recipe, and you might remember that restrictions were relatively high back then. You weren't allowed to meet up with many people, and so I happened to have all these Christmas cookies, and no one to enjoy them with (apart from a very few people). 

But situations like these are usually the source of newfound creativity. Had I been able to see more people, I definitely would have given the cookies away, or shared them with friends over coffee. So here I was, in my kitchen, looking for ways to incorporate these vanilla treasures into one of my Christmas desserts, and I have to say, I am very happy with the result. What I love most about this Christmas dessert is that it has its seasonal fruits and the festive note with the white wine cream rounding it up with a classic Christmas cookie. 

For 4 glasses you'll need

1 ½ apple
15g butter
160 ml Chardonnay
140 ml apple juice
20g vanilla sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
110g low-fat quark
100g crème fraîche
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
140g crushed Vanillekipferl + 4 for decoration 


Stir the apple juice and Chardonnay in a bowl. Sweeten with 10g vanilla sugar and whisk in the cornstarch. 

Remove the core from the apples, peel and then cut into small cubes. Melt the butter in a small pan, then add the apples and sauté briefly. Add the apple juice mixture, quickly bring to the boil and then leave to cool.

Stir the quark with the sugar and the remaining vanilla sugar, then add the crème fraîche and mix until you have a smooth cream. Season to taste with the lemon juice and stir again briefly. 

Put 4 Vanillekipferl to one side, crumble the rest into medium-sized pieces. Pour the cookie crumbs into the glass first, then add the quark cream and finally top with the apple compote. Decorate each with a Kipferl. 


Are you planning on making this recipe? Or have you already tried it?
Then show me your creations on Instagram: @passionmeetscreativity  I'm looking forward to your comments & suggestions :)

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