Vintage Recipes: How to make an apple hedgehog (Victorian Recipe)

If you were wondering about apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashana, Beautiful People, I am here with an answer: honey for a sweet year, and applle – well, it’s sweet, so we sort of double the sweetness. But then, why not use peaches, or, say, mangoes? That’s because apples remind us of Garden of Eden, otherwise called “the holy apple orchard,” fragrant with the scent of apples ( This is the cutest apple recipe, shared by dear Tamara of The Purple Almond. Enjoy!

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This week I’ve decided to continue highlighting my love of vintage cooking. Last week, I highlighted 18th century cooking. This week, I’m widening the scope, and focusing on the 19th and 20th century. Since it’s apple season, I’m going to focus on apple recipes.

Audley End House and Gardens, Walden, Essex UK

Today’s recipe is from English Heritage. You can find their youtube channel HERE.  English Heritage is a historical society in England that cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites.

The recipe is called an APPLE HEDGEHOG, prepared by the Victorian cook at the Audley End House, for the Lord and Lady and guests. This is a delicious and unique end to a wonderful meal.


Until next time… Namaste my friends


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  1. lifelessons says:

    Who wouldn’t have to read a recipe entitled “almond hedgehog?” Have you made this?

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    1. I haven’t had a chance; discovered it this morning. I am way too busy now getting ready for the next round of holidays, with different crowds of guests coming every day, but I am sure I will – sounds delightful, especially the video.


  2. It kind of looks like a hedgehog – wish we had them here in the States!

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    1. It really does – so cute! Thank you for stopping by, dear!


  3. spearfruit says:

    Great recipe Dolly. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much, Gary!


  4. Espirational says:

    Thank you for sharing the hedgehog. So cute!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I love sharing Tamara’s videos; they are always adorable.

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  5. Dolly this looks deliciously scary! What a truly unique recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, darling! I love reblogging Tamara’s videos; they are always so original and so cute!


      1. Yes they are. And thank you both for entertaining us. Have a fabulous weekend!❤

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      2. You too, have a great weekend, dear friend!


  6. nluxcy says:

    Mixed vegetables in semolina porridge recipe


  7. sueaskins says:

    Love the Hedgehog. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing

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    1. My pleasure; glad you like it!


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