Aeblekage (Applesauce and Breadcrumb Dessert)

Aeblekage is a Danish dessert made with apples and sweetened breadcrumbs. I first made it as part of the Danish meal I cooked last September. However I did not like some of the dishes in the meal. I cooked the entire meal again but I decided to switch to aebleskiver for the dessert. This recipe remained in the drafts until today.

I made breadcrumbs from day old soft buns. I had baked a few extra just to make this dessert. I made the apple sauce using Gala apples. The alternating layers of fresh made applesauce and browned breadcrumbs makes this dessert very appetizing.

You will need
For the breadcrumbs
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. butter

For the applesauce
1 apple (I used Gala)
2 tbsp. sugar

For the garnish
Whipping cream to garnish
1 tbsp. sugar

To make fresh breadcrumbs cut the day old buns into pieces and bake on a sheet for about 5 minutes. Leave them uncovered to cool and harden. When cool run them through the food processor. To a cup of these fresh breadcrumbs add the sugar and butter and brown them in a pan. Keep aside to cool.

Meanwhile core and peel the apple. Cut it into slices and put it in a pan to cook with a tablespoon of sugar. Let it cook until it is very soft and can be crushed with a fork. Turn off heat. Your applesauce is ready. You can adjust the texture from chunky to paste depending upon your taste.

In a serving bowl place alternating layers of breadcrumbs and applesauce until the very top. Top with breadcrumbs. Chill for a few hours. To serve whip some sugar with whipping cream to garnish the bowl.

This is my entry for week four, day three of BM #50 for the theme Bookmarked recipes. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#50.


  1. looks super tempting and so yummy!!! well done varada!!

  2. Sounds simple. Though I am not able to figure out how the final dish might taste, I would take your word that it is delicious. :)

  3. We had enjoyed this when I had made it for the mega bm..good one..

  4. Looks good, though i am not a fan of apples but i am sure the dessert must be a hit.

  5. Wow! This is so new to me.Must try it.

  6. Sounds very novel. Bread crumbs and apple sauce, shall try and check for myself :)

  7. Quite a fabulous dessert, i can finish that bowl rite now.

  8. Such a healthy and fabulous dessert varada, Love those browned breadcrumbs on top!

  9. That is such a simple and delicious dessert -- not much sugar in it either. I'm not a big apple eater, so this might be a great way to eat them :-)


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