Swedish Cream Apple Rings


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Hi guys, I wanna share with you the Swedish Cream Apple Rings recipe. It's a delicious and elegant dessert that combines tender apple rings with creamy vanilla custard. This classic Scandinavian dish is perfect for special occasions or as a sweet treat any time of the year. Serve it chilled with a dollop of whipped cream for a delightful dessert that's sure to impress!
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  • 4 large apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Whipped cream, for serving (optional)
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish (optional)

  1. Start by preparing the apple rings. Peel the apples and remove the cores. Using a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer, slice the apples horizontally into rings, about 1/4-inch thick.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the water, 1 cup of granulated sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon stick (if using). Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and carefully add the apple rings to the saucepan. Simmer gently for about 5-7 minutes, or until the apples are just tender but still hold their shape. Be careful not to overcook them. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the apples cool in the syrup.
  4. While the apples are cooling, prepare the creamy custard. In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream, milk, and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it is warm but not boiling, stirring occasionally.
  5. In a small bowl, sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup of cold water and let it sit for a few minutes to soften.
  6. Once the gelatin is softened, add it to the warm cream mixture and whisk until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  7. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let the custard cool slightly.
  8. Arrange the cooled apple rings in a single layer in a shallow dish or individual serving bowls.
  9. Carefully pour the warm custard over the apple rings, covering them completely. Use a spoon to smooth the custard if needed.
  10. Cover the dish or bowls with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until the custard is set.
  11. Once chilled, remove the Swedish Cream Apple Rings from the refrigerator and serve them cold.
  12. If desired, garnish each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
  13. Enjoy the delightful combination of tender apple rings and creamy vanilla custard in this classic Swedish dessert!
Note: You can adjust the sweetness of the dish by adding more or less sugar to the custard and syrup, according to your taste preferences.
Whoa, Swedish cream apple rings? 🍏🇸🇪 That sounds like a delicious twist on a classic! I'm all about those creative flavor combos. Can't wait to try it out—bet it's the perfect balance of creamy and apple-y goodness! Thanks for sharing this unique recipe idea! 🥰🍽️
Thanks for sharing your recipe for Swedish Cream Apple Rings! 🍎🥞 It sounds like a delicious and unique treat, perfect for adding a touch of Scandinavian flair to dessert time. Can't wait to give it a try and savor the delightful combination of creamy goodness and sweet apple rings. Your culinary creativity is truly appreciated! 🌟😋