My garden is slowing down. I had hoped to grow some more rocket and spinach before winter hit but, despite autumn having hardly begun, we’ve already had our first frost and there’s a icing-sugar sprinkling of snow on the nearby mountains. Imagine that my seeds won’t germinate in these temperatures but, truth be told, I have no idea. Do you?
Other than my herbs and a few lazy blueberries, the only edible produce in my garden at the moment are leeks and apples. The former are still wee toots and, though baby leeks are lovely, I know I’ll get more eating out of them if I leave them to mature for a few more weeks. The apples are perfectly ripe and absolutely delicious but my recently planted saplings have produced very little fruit this season.
Yet again, the grumpy neighbour comes to the rescue. He has lots of beautiful, red fruit clustered tightly around his branches and, as per usual, he has no intention (that I can see) of picking them. What’s an apple loving girl to do…
The majority of these apples will find their way into my handbag for a breaktime snack. Some others will be baked into a Finnish apple cake (recipe to come). The rest will be made into apple sauce (recipe also to come) to be eaten with slices of roast pork or stirred into my porridge or made into apple snow.
I first ate apple snow in Finland five years ago. How it’s usually made, I don’t know. I tried making it this way once and thought it was pretty damned good. 🙂
4 egg whites
Pinch of salt
75g caster sugar
150ml apple sauce
Pinch of cinnamon
- In a glass bowl whisk the eggs and salt until they form soft peaks.
- Add the sugar and whisk again until mixture is fluffy and peaked again.
- Fold in the apple sauce and a little cinnamon.
- Freeze for three hours, stirring occasionally.
- Serves dusted with cinnamon.
Wendy, I haven’t had apple snow! Now I wanna try out!
The fruit thief strikes again! haha
Stunning photos Wendy! Sometimes I’m left with the feeling that your neighbor is not just grumpy but clinically insane as well. Who can ignore all that gorgeous fruit? I adore apple snow – my mum makes it now and then, but I never have. Thanks for the recipe!
Wendy oh that apple snow sounds yummy!!! Okay remembered to post my website in the right window this time. I know what you mean, there is a house down on the corner of our estate. They have this lovely apple tree in their front garden and every year the apples end up in a rotten mess on the ground!!!!!! I hope my apple tree grows to be a good producer!!
Isn’t Finland a wonderful place? Funny, I never tried the apple snow there – another excuse to go back. And your apple(s) look(s) beautiful!
Anh – Highly recommend you do. 🙂
Maryann – Hee hee.
Amanda – Thank you. And I agree with your thoughts on my neighbour. The apples are sooooo juicy!
Pat – Thanks for the website! 🙂
Rosa – Yes, it is. And any excuse is a good one!
I do believe a midnight raid is in order! Get those apples girl! I noticed at the market today the different types of apples that are starting to hit the stands. I love apples as you can get tart or very sweet and there are so many dishes to be created with them. I have never heard of “Apple Snow” but be sure it will be on my list to make this week.
Wendy, I would love to taste that. So fluffy, airy, light and the aroma (sigh). 🙂
Ooo, yum. Wendy, this is gorgeous. I reckon that neighbour needs a stern talking to. Selfish, selfish…
First frost already? Shudder!
The apples look lovely..he surely won’t miss them if they disappear one at a time..
More apple snow!
That looks lovely!
Give that branch a good old shake when GON (grumpy old neighbor) isn’t looking. The apple snow sounds intriguing. We had to give both our apple trees the chop this year but I have one jar of home-made sauce left that might be crying out for this…
So shiny, round, and lovely those apples are! I’m a firm believer in liberating untended fruit so I whole-heartedly support you in your choice to rescue the poor lovelies.
The apple snow sounds simple and delicious.
Deb – Think the really tart ones are my favourite. Though I am partial to a shiney, red one for purely aesthetic reasons!
Cynthia – It is very, very light. Lovely end to a meal.
Lucy – Thank you. Would give the neighbour a talking to but Im a bit scared of him!
Katiez – Yeah, it’s been a weird year. We’ve gone straight from spring to late autumn. Not sure what happened to summer!
Brianna – Thank you!
Annemarie – “GON” – like that!
Christina – Thank you. They are very pretty apples. 🙂
The apple snow sounds so creamy and wholesome. Autumn is the perfect time for apples. But I am still waiting for my favourite which is the Spartan. Roll on October!!!I am off today to pick some apples probably Applets, Jonga Golds or Fuji’s.
I wouldn’t mind having a grumpy neighbor if he had such gorgeous apples.
wendy, your apples look fab, you have reminded me of Autumn and real apple sauce and sunday dinners! yum
Valli – Haven’t heard of the Spartan. Will look out for it!
Rose – 🙂
Megan – Love love love apple sauce with pork. 🙂
This apple snow does look wonderfully fluffy. I am looking forward to your Finnish apple cake recipe.
Nora – Finnish apple cake recipe will be posted later this week. 🙂