Holiday Leftovers – Apple and Pear Dessert

January is here. With new year resolutions and leftovers from the Holidays. So, for my first recipe in 2019, I wanted to combine the two. A quite healthy dessert, but with lots of flavor. And you can even eat it for breakfast! Happy New Year, People!

Ingridients (about 4 portions)
2,5 dl (1 cup) oatmeal
1-2 handfuls of almonds (chopped)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom
1 tbsp honey
1 handful of raisins

Apple & Pear Sauce/Jam
3 apples (chopped)
3 pears (chopped)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamom

Greek yoghurt with vanilla


How to do it

  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add oatmeal, chopped almonds, cinnamon and cardamom to the pan, and mix it together.
  • Add and stir in the honey, and keep stirring.
  • When the mix starts to golden, add the raisins, and stir until you have a golden crisp.
  • Let the crisp cool down.

Apple & Pear Sauce/Jam

  • Chop the apples and the pears, and put them in a saucepan.
  • Mix in cinnamon and cardamom.
  • Heat up the apples and pears, and let it simmer until you have the preferred texture (the longer you let it simmer, the smoother it gets).
  • Let the sauce/jam cool down.

Put it all together
In a dessert bowl, or a glass, add a tablespoon of yoghurt, then a tablespoon of apple and pear sauce and then a tablespoon of crisp. Repeat.


If you want to make a “party version” of this dessert, roast the crisp in some butter and add some sugar, and replace the yoghurt with whipped cream. You can also use leftover cookies or biscuits instead of making crisp.


Grateful Greenes – Apple Pie with Caramel

Thanksgiving is over, but who says you can’t be grateful on an ordinary Monday. Show gratitude by sharing a pie with your family and friends, give a smile to a stranger and send a thought out to those who are less fortunate than yourself. Also, take some time out of your busy day to reflect on what’s already in your life to be grateful for. I would like to start this Monday by saying thank you for reading my blog!

200 gram (7 oz) plain flour
150 gram (5,3 oz) softened butter
1 tbsp sugar
1-2 tbsp water

3 eggs
100 gram (3,5 oz) sugar
4-5 tbsp plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cardamon
1 dl (1/2 cup)heavy cream
5-6 apples (graded and sliced)

Homemade Caramel Sauce
200 gram (7 oz) sugar
2 dl (1 cup) heavy cream
200 gram (7 oz) butter
2-3 tbsp water
A pinch of salt

How to do it

  1. In a large bowl, mix (crumble) flour and softened butter.
  2. Add water, one tablespoon at the time, until you have smooth, but firm, dough.
  3. Let the dough cool for about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 ºC/ 390 ºF.
  5. Roll out the dough and place it in a pie dish or a round cake tin (22 cm/9 in).
  6. Make some holes in the crust using a fork.
  7. Bake the crust in the middle of the oven for about 10 minutes. Take it out of the oven, and add the pie filling.


  1. In a large bowl, beat together eggs and sugar until you have a smooth batter. I use a stand mixer, but you may just as well use an electric hand mixer.
  2. In a different bowl, mix the plain flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cardamom.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the batter.
  4. Grate 3-4 apples, and add them to the mix.
  5. Transfer the filling into the partly baked crust.
  6. Slice 2 apples, and place them on top of the filling.
  7. Bake the pie in the middle of the oven for about 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer put in the centre of the pie comes out clean.
  8. Let the pie cool down a bit before serving.

Caramel Sauce

  1. In a saucepan, heat sugar and heavy cream on medium heat until boiling point, and while constantly stirring with a wooden spoon.
  2. Stir in the butter, piece by piece.
  3. Continue to stir until the mix thickens and get a golden brown color. (This may take some time, 5-10 minutes.)
  4. Add the water, one tablespoon at the time, and a pinch of salt.
  5. Pour some of the caramel on top of the pie, and the rest in a serving bowl on the side of the pie.

Bon Appetit, and Thank You!


Fall´n´fruits – Apple and Pear Cake

It´s fall. The fruits have fallen off the trees and it´s time for a cake based on the fruits of the season. This apple and pear cake is super easy to make,  full of flavor and is perfect for rainy November days.

75 gram (2,6 oz) melted butter
0,5 dl (1/4 cup) sugar
2 eggs
2 dl (1 cup) plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
2-3 grated pears
2-3 grated apples

Chopped almonds

How to do it

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (390ºF), and butter and line a round cake tin, 22 cm (9 in).
  2. Melt the butter and let it cool down a bit.
  3. Grate or chop the pears and the apples, put the fruits in a bowl and mix them together with the cinnamon and cardamom.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs with the sugar. I use a stand mixer, but you may just as well use an electric hand mixer.
  5. Mix in the melted butter.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the plain flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar.
  7. Slowly add the mixed dry ingredients to the mixture. 
  8. Mix in the grated apples and the pears with a spatula.
  9. Transfer the batter into the cake tin and top it with chopped almonds.
  10. Bake in the middle of the oven until the top of the cake is golden brown, for about 35-40 minutes. 
  11. Let the cake cool down for a few minutes in the cake tin before taking it out of the tin and laying it on a grid.
  12. Enjoy the flavors of fall, maybe with a scoop of ice cream.

How about doubling the recipe and make a two layered cake with some cream cheese frosting between the layers and on top of the cape? Check out First appearance – Pear cake for a recipe for frosting.