Recipe Christmas macarons with Marlene filling

Christmas macarons with Marlene filling

Macarons, they are so tasty and of course they are always possible. But how nice is it to provide a sweet ending after a Christmas dinner. Christmas macarons with apple filling.

Really a tip for Christmas dinner!

Cookbooks full of Christmas recipes

I love to cook and have a cupboard full of cookbooks, but nothing special for Christmas. I usually get inspiration for Christmas from the Allerhande or the magazines of the Deen or Jumbo. I must also say that I try not to get too busy with Christmas, to enjoy these pleasant days to the fullest.

But of course there will be plenty of goodies on the table.

Christmas and Christmas macarons with Marlene filling

Christmas is traditionally the time for culinary delights. Many people are therefore looking for new and original cooking ideas to surprise family and friends. Because a sweet conclusion to the Christmas dinner is popular with many, you can now opt for a delicious, soft sweet treat: Christmas macarons filled with Marlene apple cream.

These French romantic and colorful biscuits are becoming increasingly popular in our country. With this original recipe from the Spanish chef Roberto Garcí you can make them in no time.

Christmas macarons with Marlene filling

Ingredients for about 36 macarons:

  • 110 g almond flour
  • 220 g of powdered sugar
  • 110g protein
  • 30 grams of sugar
  • dye, preferably in powder form

For the filling:

  • soft butter 150 gr
  • 150 g soft cream cheese
  • 150 g of powdered sugar
  • 1 Marlene Royal Gala apple
  • 1 Marlene Red Delicious apple


  • Stir the almond flour and icing sugar together thoroughly and sieve to get rid of the lumps.
  • Beat the egg whites on the highest setting and gradually add the 30 g sugar. When the egg whites are almost completely whipped, add the coloring (the amount depends on the intensity of the color you want to get).
  • Add half of the almond flour and icing sugar mixture to the whipped egg whites and gently mix with a large spatula. Also add the rest of the almond flour and powdered sugar mixture and keep stirring gently.
  • Fill a piping bag with a smooth nozzle with the batter. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and use a piping bag to make circles with a diameter of about 2 cm.
  • After you have made all the circles, let them stand until the outer layer of the batter has dried. How long this takes depends on the season, the humidity outside and the temperature in the kitchen.
  • When the outside is dry, put them in a preheated oven at 150 degrees for about 13 minutes. After this, the top and bottom of the macarons are ready.

Preparation of the filling

  • For the apple compote, peel the apples and cut them into pieces that you put in a pan with 100 ml cold water together with the juice of half a lemon.
  • Let everything cook for about 15 minutes until the apples are tender. Then mash the apples and let them cool. The goal is to obtain as thick a compote as possible.
  • Mix the other ingredients and add the apple compote at the end. Fill a piping bag with the obtained filling and let it set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Once cooled, place a little filling on half of the previously prepared tops and bottoms and close with the other half.
  • That's it, the macarons with delicious Marlene apple compote filling are ready, enjoy!

Where to buy Marlene apples

Marlene apples are for sale at the fruit and vegetable specialist. I have already made delicious recipes with Marlene apples: Chocolate apple pies, apple bread or a brunch with Marlene apples

The best taste of South Tyrol

Marlene is the symbol of quality fruit from South Tyrol from the Italian Alps. In addition, it is also the leading Italian brand in the field of apple cultivation and apple varieties. Marlene apples are grown in an area of 10.700 acres by 5.000 producers and 12 cooperatives of the VOG Consortium, which is currently the largest organization for the marketing of apples in Europe

* recipe: chef Roberto Garcí, restaurant El Milano Real, Spain

What's on your table for dessert next week at Christmas??