Recipe Remedies: Apple Snow Pudding

Well, here I am, with my first recipe remedy. *happy-happy-happy*

If you haven’t already guessed, I’ve been extremely excited about this first post. Not only am I discovering how to “fix” recipes for myself, I’m able to share them with others!

So, without further ado, I present you with Apple Snow Pudding!

This was an easy recipe to fix, and is legal on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. For those of you just beginning the diet, check the list of stages to see just where in time this recipe can be introduced. If in doubt, save the recipe for the future. You can never be too careful, especially when you’re first beginning.

The Original Recipe

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cans (8 1/2 oz) dietetic applesauce (2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons noncaloric liquid sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 egg whites

Can you tell this is an OLD recipe? We certainly don’t have dietetic applesauce around anymore, so far as I know.

As I told you, and as you can see for yourself, this recipe can be fixed with just a couple minor tweaks. I replaced the “dietetic applesauce” for storebought, unsweetened applesauce that has all-natural and SCD-legal ingredients. If you are just beginning the SCD, you may feel uncertain about trying storebought, so by all means make homemade. Homemade applesauce is just as delicious, if not more so.

When I experimented with Apple Snow Pudding for the first time, I replaced the two teaspoons of liquid sweetener with one teaspoon of honey. Since honey is so sweet, I figured it would be enough. I left out the lemon peel, since I had no lemons in the house. Lastly, I rounded my measurements of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Bad idea.

While the pudding tasted good at first, it left a bitter aftertaste after it went down. I immediately identified the taste as that of the nutmeg. After further taste tests, I also decided that it could have been a little sweeter.

This morning I measured the nutmeg exactly as instructed, if not a little under 1/4 teaspoon. I also measured out two teaspoons honey, as the original recipe specified for the liquid sweetener. I took a taste before it was ready to chill, and it still tasted a little bitter, so I added another drop of honey before the mixture came to a boil. 

Well, my mother can’t stop eating it. So I guess it was a success! It doesn’t even need the lemon peel. Enough of the lemon juice shone through.

This is the final draft of my Recipe Remedy:

Apple Snow Pudding

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • approx. 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 egg whites *

* If you are uncomfortable with eating raw eggs, buy pasteurized ones or pasteurize them yourself.


1. Sprinkle gelatine over 1/2 cup cold water in small bowl, to soften.

2. Combine applesauce, lemon juice, honey, and spices in saucepan; bring to boil, stirring.

3. Add softened gelatine, stirring until dissolved.

4. Pour into bowl; refrigerate 1 hour.

5. Meanwhile, let egg whites warm to room temperature in small bowl.

6. Beat, with rotary beater, just until stiff peaks form.

7. Gently fold into gelatine mixture; refrigerate until well chilled.

Please, try Apple Snow Pudding and let me know how it turned out!

 Bon Appetit!

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(I entered this recipe in Spring Cleaning: Get the Sugar Out!, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday–4/13/10, Real Food Wednesday 4/14/10, and Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays)


11 thoughts on “Recipe Remedies: Apple Snow Pudding

  1. I have never had anything like this before. Sounds wholesome and tasty. And what is dietetic applesauce? I’ve never even heard of it!

  2. I have all of those ingredients so I may just have to try it out. I like that you are not using anything that is artificial. I am not fond of all of the current artificial sweeteners. I’d just prefer to use the real stuff if I am going to have something sweet. I’ll let you know what I think when I attempt to make it! Thanks and happy Saturday.

  3. We tried it out! It took longer to set up than I thought it would (overnight). It is a fancy way to eat applesauce . . . 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

  4. I never use equal amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg.
    Half the nutmeg tastes better.
    I’ve never had apple snow so this is on my to-do list now.

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