Walnut Stuffed Apple Dessert - Bosnian Recipe
This Bosnian Walnut Stuffed Apple Dessert is full of flavor and incredibly easy to make with just a few simple ingredients and a short amount of time. The sweet and nutty flavors of the walnut filling perfectly complement the tender apple creating a delicious dessert that will impress your family and friends. Best of all, you don’t need fancy equipment or complicated techniques to make it – just a few basic kitchen tools and some know-how. So let us make it together and see how easy and delicious it can be.
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I love this Walnut Stuffed Apple Dessert recipe! It’s quickly becoming my top choice for a sweet craving because of the delightful mix of sweet and nutty flavors. Trust me; This recipe will leave your taste buds begging for more. The apples are cored and stuffed with a mixture of walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon, creating a deliciously nutty filling that perfectly complements the sweetness of the apple. Once the apples are cooked, they are stuffed to perfection, making a warm and comforting dessert perfect for a chilly night or a cozy afternoon snack. The aroma of cinnamon and cooked apples will fill your home, making everyone’s mouth water in anticipation.
The worldly flavor of Tufahije.
Indulge in the exotic and worldly flavors of Tufahije with this mouthwatering dessert recipe. Stuffed with sweet and nutty walnuts, tender apples, and fragrant spices, this Bosnian dessert is a true delight for the senses. Despite its sophisticated flavor profile, this recipe is surprisingly easy to make with simple ingredients and steps. So why not transport yourself to the vibrant streets of Bosnia and savor the deliciousness of Tufahije in the comfort of your own home?
Best apple varieties for Walnut Stuffed Apple Dessert
First, let’s talk about the star of the show, the apple. I like using Fuji and Granny Smith because my husband and I like different apples. You can use just about any apple type to vary the sweetness. It’s a personal choice. Take note the varied sweetness changes the time needed to cook. For instance, a sour apple, like a Granny Smith, can be cooked longer since it is sturdier. Sweeter apples, like Fuji apples, are more prone to crumbling when cooked too long.
How long do I cook the apples?
You want to cook the apples just long enough to be soft by not mushy. A good rule of thumb is about 15 minutes on low heat for large apples and 12 minutes for smaller sizes. The way I test tenderness is by poking each apple with a toothpick. If it is easy to poke through, it is good to go. It is also essential to move the apples around to cook them evenly from all sides. My recipe does take some liberties from the traditional version. I don’t make the syrup to submerge the apples. Unless you’re using these apples for something else, there is no need to do it. The original recipe adds no cinnamon, but I couldn’t imagine this dessert without the cinnamon. I think it adds a bit more flavor to this simple treat.
A healthy dessert option?
Incorporating more fruits and nuts into your diet is a great way to boost your health. Apples, rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber, are an excellent staple in any diet. On the other hand, walnuts are a great source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber, making this dessert a healthier alternative to many other traditional desserts. If you’re a fan of apple desserts, you’ll want to try our delicious apple pie recipe, which features crisp and juicy apples, warm spices, and a flaky crust.
Prepare the syrup. In a medium-sized pot, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Add the lemon juice, peel, vanilla extract, and cinnamon stick, and immediately reduce heat to low. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Simmer for 10 minutes, then set aside two tablespoons of the syrup for later use in the filling.
While the syrup is simmering, prepare the apples. Using a sharp knife or a peeler, peel off the skin of each apple and hollow it out with either a small spoon or apple corer. Discarding seeds and core. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice inside.
Place apples upright into the simple syrup. Over low heat, cook until tender for large apples, about 15 minutes, moving the apples around every two minutes. Remove and keep until they cool down a bit to handle. Save the simple syrup.
Prepare the filling. In a small bowl, combine hot milk with ground walnuts and butter until well blended. Then add two tablespoons from your prepared syrup from earlier and stir until all ingredients are combined.
Divide the mixture equally between four apples and fill them up with stuffing as much as possible without spilling over onto the sides or overflowing on the top portion of each apple.
Either use a homemade whipped cream or a ready one; add some to the top add a few chopped walnuts and cinnamon, served with a side of simple syrup. Enjoy!
Please Support The SiteHome Cooking is Easy!With These Minimalist Kitchen Essentials
|2 cups water|
|1 cup sugar|
|1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice|
|Lemon peel 3 pieces|
|1 teaspoon vanilla extract|
|1 cinnamon stick (cut in half)|
|4 apples (whole)|
|2 oz milk (hot)|
|8 oz walnut chopped|
|1 tablespoon unsalted butter|
|some whip cream for topping|
|2 oz milk (hot)|
|8 oz ground walnuts|
|1 tablespoon unsalted butter|
|2 tablespoons from the syrup|
|Whipped cream to top|
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