Recipes from Denmark: Aeblekage (Danish Apple Pudding)

Recipes from Denmark

Ælekage (Danish Apple Pudding)

Country: Denmark
Course: Dessert
Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 lb cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 egg white


  1. Put the breadcrumbs in a pan with the sugar. Turn the heat on to low. Stirring continuously, cook until the mixture is a dark gold color.
  2. Transfer the crumbs to a bowl and set aside. In the same pot, add the hazelnuts and stir until they start to turn a light brown color. They should become fragrant. Now remove them from the heat and set aside.
  3. Mix the apples with the honey, lemon zest and juice. Transfer to a pan and cook on low heat until the apples are soft. Now smash them up with a potato masher until you get applesauce.
  4. Beat the egg white with the sugar until stiff and fold into the apples.
  5. Divide half of the apples between four small bowls or glasses. Divide half of the breadcrumbs between the bowls/glasses, and then repeat. Top with the nuts.