Monday, August 26, 2019

Tufahije - Poached Apples filled w/ Walnuts

We are kicking off our "Sweet Tooth Fridays" series soon and one of the desserts that we like to feature is the Tufahija, which is a poached apple filled with a walnut mixture. 

Like most of the food in the Balkans, the Tufahija was brought to the region during the Ottoman rule in the 14th century. The word itself comes from the Arabic word tuffah which means "apple". 
The dessert is very easy and quick to make. It's also gluten-free and vegan (if you use vegan whip cream). Besides being delicious, Tufahija also looks great.

  • 6 medium Golden Delicious apples
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Whipped cream
  • 6 Maraschino cherries

- Peel the apples, remove core and in a large pot bring the apples, lemon juice & sugar to a boil,  let simmer for a few minutes until sugar has dissolved.
- remove the apples from the pot when they are tender, but still firm. Let them cool.
- in a medium sized bowl, mix ground walnuts, cinnamon and whipped cream; stuff apples and refrigerate. 
- place apple onto small plate, simmer syrup (the water you boiled the apples in) over it, garnish with more whipped cream and a cherry on top.

Tufahije are best enjoyed with a cup of coffee & your girlfriends. 

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