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.


Failed Nut Crust – Nutty Pancakes

Let’s face it. Sometimes the result doesn’t end up to be what we expected or intended. One time when I was going to make nut crust, my oven broke down just as I was about to put the nut crust in the oven. So I stood there, with a mix of egg whites, finely chopped almonds and sugar. But it´s not what you get, but how you take it, right? So I used the failed nut crust to make pancakes instead. And here’s my recipe for nutty pancakes without having to make the nut crust first.

Ingredients (about 6 small pancakes)
2 eggs
1 tbsp sugar
1 dl (almost 1/2 cup) plain flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
2 dl (almost 1 cup) milk
50 gram (1,8 oz) finely chopped almonds
Butter for the frying pan

Cottage cheese, chopped fruit, roasted almonds, fresh berries, ice cream, jam…


How to do it

  1. Beat the eggs together with the sugar.
  2. In a different bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon and cardamom.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and the milk to the mix of egg and sugar, and stir until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Add the finely chopped almonds.
  5. Heat up a small frying pan with some butter, and transfer about one soup ladle of batter into the frying pan (the batter should cover the bottom of the frying pan, but not more than that).
  6. Turn the pancake when the top of the pancake is “dry”.
  7. The pancake is finished when the both sides has a nice golden brown surface.
  8. Repeat until you don’t have anymore batter.
  9. Enjoy the pancakes with whatever you like. This time I made mine with some cottage cheese, persimmon, pomegranate and roasted almonds.

If you want an even healthier choice, skip the sugar and replace some of the flour with oatmeal.