We Hungarians have some simple pasta dishes, for example, a tagliatelle sprinkled with walnut or poppy seed and icing sugar. To be honest, I haven't got good memories from school canteens about the sweet pasta dishes, but finally, I've had a chance to replace them with something I love, and this is how this Walnut, Apple & Vanilla Lasagna came to life.

Instead of tagliatelle, I've created a sweet lasagna dish with three different fillings. This sweet main course is a good way to satisfy your sweet tooth!



Apple filling

  • 3 large, more acidic apples - peeled, grated
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • Juice of half lemon

Soft meringue topping

  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp apricot jam


  1. Prepare the walnut filling and pastry cream.
  2. For the apple filling place the grated apples, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice into a pot and cook the ingredients together for 2 minutes.
  3. Choose a small rectangular oven dish -mine was exactly that big as a lasagne sheet. Cover the bottom of the dish with some pastry cream. Place one sheet on the cream.
  4. Cover the pasta with half of the apple filling (without too much juice).
  5. Cover the apple filling with another pasta sheet and cover it with half of the leftover pastry cream.
  6. Cover the pastry cream with another pasta sheet and add cover it with half of the walnut filling.
  7. Repeat these steps again to create another apple-pastry cream-walnut layer separated by lasagna sheets.
  8. For the soft meringue topping whip the egg white with the sugar, incorporate the jam, then pour the stiff foam on the top of the last layer -I had walnut filling on top-. You can create a similar wavy pattern with a spoon.
  9. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 160 °C for 20 minutes.
  10. You can serve it hot and cold as well!
Walnut, Apple & Vanilla Lasagna - Photo by © Reka Csulak

Walnut, Apple & Vanilla Lasagna - Photo by © Reka Csulak

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