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Quick Polish Apple Dessert Recipe

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Polish apple dessert.
Polish apple dessert topped with whipped cream!

This easy-to-make Polish apple dessert is popular in summer! Serve it cold topped with whipped cream! 

Why Are Apple Desserts So Popular In Poland?

Apples have been grown in Poland since the 12th century. 

Poland is the largest apple-producing country in Europe and was the 8th largest producer of apples in the world in 2020. 

The annual production of apples reached 4 million tons out of which 3 million tonnes are exported to the EU and other countries, and the other 1 million tonnes are happily consumed.  

What Are The Most Popular Types Of Apples in Poland?

Some of the most popular apples grown in Poland include Red Delicious, Gala, Szampion, Golden, Ligol, Jonagold, Ida Red, Gloster, Delikates, Jonaprince, and more. 

Polish apples are exceptionally juicy and firm and firm and perfect for making a variety of desserts. No wonder apple jellies are favored in Poland. 

Polish apple dessert.
Polish apple dessert topped with whipped cream!

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make the summer feel better. Just a taste of this light apple dessert, and you can feel the coolness again. 

Which Apples Should I Use To Make This Polish Apple Dessert?

Apple jelly can be made with any apples, but it’s best to use dessert apples or table apples. Some good choices are the Polish Ligot or Delikates, or the Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala, of Fuji apples.  

Tips For Making Polish Apple Jelly Dessert

Polish apple dessert.
Polish dessert made with apples
  • It’s important not to crush or mash the apples. Leave them chunky!
  • For more flavor, you can use apple juice instead of water. 
  • Add cinnamon powder or lemon juice to the boiling water to enhance the flavor of the apples. 
  • Chill for at least 4 to 5 hours before serving. 
  • Top with whipped cream or dust with powdered sugar before serving. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Polish Apple Dessert 

Apple dessert in glassware.
Apple desserts ready to serve!

I’m A Vegan / Vegetarian. What Can I Use Instead Of Jelly Powder To Set The Apple Dessert?

If you don’t want to use jelly powder or gelatin, you can use either 1 tbsp of agar powder. 

Do I Have To Use Only Apples?

No, you can use any other fruit in this jelly. Try making the same jelly with chopped cherries, sliced bananas, oranges, grated apples, grapes, lemons, or cranberries.

There’s No Sugar In This Recipe?

This Polish apple dessert is a slightly sweet and tangy recipe that takes on the natural flavor of the apples. So sugar is not needed. Also, the jelly powder is already sweet. But if you prefer it sweeter, you can add 2 tablespoons of honey, plain sugar, or vanilla sugar to the water while boiling.  

How To Store Polish Apple Jelly?

Store the Polish apple dessert in the refrigerator till you serve it. 

Quick Polish Apple Dessert Recipe

Yield: 2 servings

Quick Polish Apple Dessert Recipe

Polish apple dessert.

Perfect for summer, apple jelly is an easy-to-make Polish apple dessert. Enjoy it cold topped with whipped cream! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 3 big apples
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 oz (80g) of fruit jelly mix (galaretka)
  • whipped cream to decorate, optional


  1. Peel and core the apples.
  2. Blend 2 apples and divide them into 4 dessert glasses.
  3. Dissolve the jelly powder in 2 cups of boiling hot water. Cool down.
  4. When the jelly is thickening, pour it onto the blended apples.
  5. Place the dessert glasses in the fridge.
  6. Cut the remaining 1 apple into small pieces. Put them onto the thick jelly.
  7. Decorate with whipped cream. Serve cold.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 7gSugar: 45gProtein: 1g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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2 Responses

  1. Hi I’m Polish and I found this recipe on one of polish FB side, I never heard try or taste this, non of my polish friend knows about. But I passionate about cooking any advice from which area of Poland it is or from what cooking book did you take it, what era it was popular?

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