Is it too soon for another szarlotka recipe?
Pfffft, please! It’s never too soon for another recipe of any kind!
Well, this one actually wasn’t my doing. And to tell you the truth, I would have waited longer before making this one but my mom insisted on making it. After we made Traditional Szarlotka two weeks ago, my mom got in a real mood for more apple-based desserts and she wanted to make another apple pie. Thankfully she was down with making a different type of a szarlotka rather than the same one we did two weeks ago. Clearly, the Traditional Szarlotka was a huge success and my parents loved it. That’s exactly the reason why my mom wanted to come up with a Szarlotka recipe of her own.
Personally, I like the Traditional recipe better. It’s sweeter. I think it’s because in the other recipe, we cooked the apples before putting them in the filling, and that helped the apples let its juices out – therefore making the filling sweeter. In this recipe, we don’t cook the apples. We simply grate them and use them fresh in the recipe which makes for a totally different experience.
Also, we didn’t use any regular sugar in this recipe, the only sugar is from pure honey. My mom has a love affair with honey and she loves using it in recipes. But the amount we used in this Szarlotka recipe is very minimal, making this apple pie much less sweet than the traditional (still reduced sugar) one.
Also, there is no crumble topping on this szarlotka however you wouldn’t even guess it! The apples are so nicely baked on top that they form a type of a crust themselves, making the whole thing just so delicious without all the carbs! Whether you like this recipe better or the previous one, any Szarlotka recipe is a winner in my book! 🙂