Apples, Apples and Apples – 3 simple recipes

Norwegian apples are world-known for their delicious flavor and nutrition. October 17th is Norway’s national apple day, and we celebrate the apple season by presenting some delicious recipes.

Did you know that archeologists discovered 54 well-preserved apples in the excavation of the Oseberg Viking ship which dates back from around 800 A.D.? This shows that apples were highly valued in the Viking Age.

 

 

Warm Apple Drink with Vanilla and Cinnamon (Serves 6)

34 oz apple juice

3 tablespoons honey

5 cloves

1 split vanilla bean

2 cinnamon sticks

10 oz vanilla vodka (optional)

Bring the apple juice to a boil with honey and spices. Let it heat for 10 minutes before mixing in the vodka (optional). Let it heat gently, do not boil. Taste with honey to your own preference. Serve in heated cups with thin apple slices and cinnamon sticks.

 

Spicy Apple Jam (4 jars)

35 oz apples

7 oz sugar

3 oz water

Zest from one lemon

8-10 whole cloves

Core the apples. Choose if you want to keep the apple peel or not. Cut them into medium sized pieces and boil them until they are soft. Add sugar and spices. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Pour the jam into clean, boiled jars.

 

Apple Pastry (Serves 6)

Dough:

7 oz all-purpose flour

5 tablespoons sugar

10 oz milk

1.7 oz yeast (50 grams)

1 egg

 

 

Fillings:

3.5 oz butter

5 apples

3 tablespoons sugar

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Mix flour and sugar. Mix yeast and lukewarm milk and add it to the flour mix. Whip the egg and add it to the mixture. Knead the dough. Let it rise in a warm place for 30 minutes until the dough is twice the size. Roll out the dough into a long, thin loaf. Spread the butter over. Add thin apple slices over the dough and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough like a Swiss roll. Place it onto a greased baking sheet. Shape it like a pastry or wreath. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Bake the pastry in the oven at 392degrees (Farenheit) for 20-30 minutes, until it is golden brown. Let it cool slightly. Sprinkle with sugar.

 

Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews

Recipes and photos: Spar



Categories: Culinary Surprises, Recipes

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