Swiss Alpine Macaroni with Home-made Apple sauce.

So Since being here have got obsessed with the Alpine Macaroni and have made up my own easy to follow recipe-Hope you enjoy making and more importantly eating it as much as I do! A warming, filling winter dish usually served with warm apple sauce : )

Ingredients: (for 4-6 people)

  • 300g Hornli pasta (can use swirls or penne too)
  • Half litre of double cream (local if you can)
  • 8-10 rashers of bacon cut up into pieces-if veggie version leave this out.
  • 3 white onions
  • 2 large potatoes
  • Lots of grated white cheese-chedder is tasty and obviously AlpKase is the best!
  • pepper, salt for seasoning.
  • knob of butter for cooking.
  • half cup of white flour.
  • 5-8 apples, ground cinnamon, water.

Method:

  1. Fry onions and bacon in a little oil in a frying pan. Empty these into a large glass pyrex oven dish.
  2. Slice the Potatoes and boil for approx 20 mins. Boil the pasta too for approx 20 minutes.
  3. Drain potatoes and Pasta and add to dish. Mix all together.
  4. Place the butter in a saucepan, let melt then add the flour, mix and add the cheese (save a little for topping).
  5. Mix sauce and add the cream-once all mixed and melted pour sauce into dish and stir through the potatoes, pasta and onions.
  6. Sprinkle over top the remaining cheese and season with a little pepper and salt.
  7. Bake at 180’c for approx 40 minutes. YUM!

The Apple Sauce:

  1. Peel, Core and chop all apples to small chunks-add to a saucepan with a little hot water and boil. Check and stir regularly.
  2. Add cinnamon to taste then blend all to make a smooth paste/sauce.
  3. Add a little more water if it needs to be a bit thinner in consistency.

Enjoying some local Alpine Macaroni-caused me to become obsessed with it!

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