Apart from the birthday cake Bløtkake, I think Veiled Farmers Girls (tilslørte bondepiker in Norwegian) must be the most appreciated traditional dessert in Norway. Especially in the fall when apples are in season.

I have served it several times to guests here in Switzerland and they seem to like it just as much.

Easy to make and great when entertaining because you can prepare the apple sauce and bread crumbles in advance.

This recipe serves 4.


* 4 apples
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 0.5 dl sugar
* 2 teaspoons cinnamon
* 3 dl oat buiscuits
* 1 dl walnuts
* 1 tablespoon brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
* 2 dl cream
* Seeds from 1 vanilla bean.


Peel the apples, cut away the core and cut the apples into cubes. Warm apples ,while stiring, in a saucepan with the lemon juice. Add the sugar. Stir so that part of the apples turn to mash. Let some of the apples stay tender cuts.

Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the oat biscuits, chopped nuts and cinnamon. Allow the mixture to get golden on medium heat. Turn on all the time so it does not get burned.
Remove from heat to cool of before serving.

Whip the cream with the vanilla seeds. Add biscuit mix, applesauce and cream in layers in serving glasses. Sprinkle a bit of biscuit mixture on top. The dessert can be made ahead and rest in the refrigerator a few hours.


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