07 February, 2011

Apple dessert with clementines

Apple dessert with clementines
Usually when preparing a recipe I'm thinking how I can make it "lighter", less fat, less sweet etc. Well this time I took an opposite direction. But I think this dessert is still lighter than many other you can find out there, but tasty and refreshing at the same time. Fruit based, soft and fluffy, an indulging way to finish a nice evening meal after a hard day, don't you think?
What did I do to it to make it "heavier" you may wonder. Well, the recipe was using whipped egg whites instead of whipped cream. Honestly, I've tried that a few times, but it's not something I enjoyed much. So I definitely opted for whipped cream. To make it even tastier I added a little of that gorgeous Lemon Orange Curd I made. If you've never tried adding a citrus curd to whipped heavy cream, I highly recomend it. Delicious.
The original recipe that inspired me to prepare this dessert comes from a Cucina Naturale magazine (february issue).

Apple dessert with clementines
Apple dessert with clementines
(2 servings)

1 clementine
2 apples
100 ml heavy cream
2 TBspoons brown sugar
1 TBspoon Lemon Orange Curd
a piece of cinnamon stick
1 TBspoon powdered sugar (if necessary)

Cut both apples into 8 pieces each, remove the core and peel them unless you are sure your apples are organic.
Put the apples into a heavy bottom saucepan with brown sugar, cinnamon stick and 2 TBspoons water. Cook covered for 10-15 minutes on medium heat until the apples are soft and all the liquid has evaporated.
Let the apples cool, remove the cinnamon stick and then purèe them in a blender or using a stick blender until smooth.
Whip the heavy cream adding powdered sugar if you like it sweeter, mix in the Lemon Orange curd.
Add a teaspoon of grated clementine zest and the whipped cream to the apples and stir well, but with gentle moves.
Distribute the dessert into two glasses or dessert cups and refrigerate for 1/2 an hour.
Peel and segment the clementine. Place the pieces of clementine on top of your glasses and serve.
Simple, light and refreshing.


Apple dessert with clementines
Dessert soffice di mele e clementine
(per 2 persone)


1 clementina
2 mele
100 ml di panna fresca
2 cucchiai di zucchero di canna
1 cucchiaio di Lemon Orange Curd
1 pezzettino di bastoncino di cannella
1 cucchiaio di zucchero in polvere (se necessario)


Tagliate le mele in 8 parti uguali, togliete i semi, lasciando la buccia se usate le mele non trattate, altrimenti sbucciatele.
Mettete le mele in una casseruola col fondo spesso, aggiungete lo zucchero di canna, la cannella e 2 cucchiai d'acqua. Cuocete coperto per 10-15 minuti, finché le mele diventino morbide e facendo asciugare completamente il liquido di cottura.
Lasciatele raffreddare, togliete la cannella e poi frullatele e mescolatele con un cucchiaino di scorza grattugiata di clementina.
Montate la panna a neve ferma. Mescolatela con 1 cucchiaio di Lemon Orange curd, e aggiungendo 1 cucchiaio di zucchero a velo se vi piace più dolce.
Unite la panna alle mele, mescolate bene con movimenti delicati e distribuite in due bicchieri o coppette.
Lasciate il dessert in frigorifero per 1/2 ora. Decorate con le fettine di clementina (pelate al vivo) e servite. A piacere decorate con pinoli o mandorle tostate.


Apple dessert with clementines
Pjenasti desert od jabuka s klementinama
(za 2 osobe)


1 klementina
2 jabuke
100 ml slatkog vrhnja (za šlag)
2 žlice smeđeg šećera
1 žlica lemon orange curda
komadić štapića cimeta
1 žlica šećera u prahu (po potrebi)


Izrežite svaku jabuku na 8 dijelova i odstranite sjemenke. Ako su vam jabuke neprskane nemojte ih guliti, u suprotnom ogulite i kožicu.
Stavite očišćene jabuke u posudu s debljim dnom, dodajte cimet, šećer i 2 žlice vode.
Poklopite i kuhajte na umjerenoj vatri 10-15 minuta da jabuke omekšaju i sva tekućina ispari.
Ostavite jabuke da se ohlade, izvadite cimet, a zatim ih smrvite u kašu štapnim mikserom ili u blenderu i dodajte žličicu naribane korice klementine.
Umutite čvrst šlag od vrhnja. Dodajte šećera u prahu ako volite slađe, naročito ako koristite svježe, a ne (već zaslađeno) biljno vrhnje. Umiješajte lemon orange curd u vrhnje, a zatim dodajte vrhnje jabukama i rasporedite dobivenu kremu u 2 čaše ili zdjelice.
Ostavite da se rashladi 1/2 sata u hladnjaku.
Rasporedite očišćene (filetirane) kriške klementine na vrh čaša. Po želji pospite još poprženim, nasjeckanim bademima ili pinjolima i poslužite.

12 comments:

  1. Anche tu stamattina con il curd! E’ già il secondo che vedo, ho capito che devo proprio decidermi. Ma se poi mi scoppia la dipendenza :D?!?!?! Bacioni

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  2. Sarà una dipendenza dolce e felice :D

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  3. Ma che bello rileggerti Dajana, mi mancavano le tue creazioni stragolose ^___^
    Questo bicchierino deve essere delizioso!!! anzi sono sicura che sia delizioso...e l'aggiunta del curd deve essere una vera lussuria. Lo voglio provare assolutamente.

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  4. Prelijepo. I slike, i desert :-)
    Divim ti se na volji, a bogami i na znanju da blog pises na tri jezika :-)
    Svaka cast.

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  5. Mmm, what a creamy looking dessert and those clementines add a beautiful pop of color.

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  6. proprio un bel dessert fresco e buono! mi piace, complimenti

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  7. So glad you went with whipped cream instead of egg whites! Whipped cream and fruit is always so delicious. And I personally also hate the smell of raw eggs/egg whites!

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  8. Ovo je sjajan lagani desert.. Stvarno super..

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  9. I am so grateful for you posting this recipe. I've really shifted towards more fresh ingredient-based recipes and purchased a small box of clementines this week in the U.S. And rather than simply eating them as is (thought that is very wonderful alone!) I'd like to make this refreshing treat tonight for my family. Thank you kindly. May I share this on my Fresh and Seasonal blog get-together today or I invite you to share this post if you'd like today. Thanks so much! Ciao, Roz at la bella vita

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  10. mmmmmm, može ! Ovako nešto ne odbijam ! Fino, zdravo, osvježavajuće, jako mi se sviđa !!

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