"Apple marshmallows", a Russian tradition

Never heard of pastila before. I HOPE I remember having bookmarked the article once apple harvest season arrives. This link sounds wrong, but does take you to the correct Gastro Obscura page.

https://mailchi.mp/atlasobscura/the-cherokee-chefs-bringing-back-north-americas-lost-cuisine-262890?e=d52c630434

Pastilla, I know the Marocaine version, which is a savoury dish with layers of brick . Doesn’t look like the Russian dessert at all.

Different spelling, and the article says it’s from the Russian word for bed.

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