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Tufahija - Spicy Cooked & Baked Apples Recipe

Updated on June 1, 2014

Tufahija

Word tuffàh (Arabic: تفاحة‎) means apple.
Word tuffàh (Arabic: تفاحة‎) means apple. | Source

Tufahija

This delicious recipe originates from Persia and were introduced to the people of Balkan during the Ottoman Empire. We can find origin of word tufahija in Arabic language. Word tuffàh (Arabic: تفاحة‎) means apple. The basic ingredients are walnuts, apples, water and sugar. But there are a lot of variations. Generally, this is Bosnian delicacy, but people from Macedonia and Serbia also love this delicious sweet dish. It is very sweet, so you can reduce the sugar up to your taste. They are served cold. And believe me nothing easier to prepare. No errors, and you will impress all your guests. The fact that last for centuries speaks for itself. Tufahija is very refreshing, tasty and light.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves four people.

Ingredients

  • 4 apples, medium, Granny Smith
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar, muscovado
  • 10 pcs cloves
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 2 tespoons nutmeg, ground
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon raisins, soaked in warm water
  • few drops white rum
  • 1 whipped cream

Directions

  1. Add water, sugar, half of vanilla sugar, lemon juice and cloves into a saucepan enough to hold 4 apples. Bring to a boil, simmer for a five minutes, stirring to dissolve all the sugar.
  2. Peel and core apples. Reserve the peelings for the next step. Add the apples gentle to the sugar syrup. Simmer on medium heat until they are medium soft, not musshy, approximately 5 - 10 minutes. Do not overcook the apples, it is very important.The apples taste best when they are stewed to the right firmness and are not too soft. Remove the apples very gentle and place on a plate to cool. Then put them in to the fridge.
  3. Add the peelings from the step two into the syrup and simmer next 10 minutes. Strain syrup and leave it to cool, than chill it into the fridge.
  4. Whisk the egg white with the second half of vanilla sugar. Stir together with raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and walnuts. Put a pinch of brown sugar and few drops of white rum in the hole. Fill the apple with the mixture
  5. Put the filled apples in the oven and bake for 10 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven on a rack to cool.
  7. Put the apples in the glass bowl, pour syrup over them and top with whipped cream.
  8. Enjoy!

Instructions

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Take two middle-sized green applesPeel and core apples. Simmer on medium heat 5- 10 minutesFill the apple with the mixture.Put a few pieces of butter on the top.Put the filled apples in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.Top with whipped cream.Enjoy!
Take two middle-sized green apples
Take two middle-sized green apples | Source
Peel and core apples.
Peel and core apples. | Source
 Simmer on medium heat 5- 10 minutes
Simmer on medium heat 5- 10 minutes | Source
Fill the apple with the mixture.
Fill the apple with the mixture. | Source
Put a few pieces of butter on the top.
Put a few pieces of butter on the top. | Source
Put the filled apples in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
Put the filled apples in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. | Source
Top with whipped cream.
Top with whipped cream. | Source
Enjoy!
Enjoy! | Source

Variations

Very similar dishes are prepared all over the world. Baked apples stuffed with oatmeal & spiced brown sugar, Baked apples with brown sugar and raisins, Stewed apples even Poached Pears and Poached Peaches. Common ingredients are cinnamon, brown sugar and raisins. Let your imagination run wild and create your own specialty.

Nutritional Facts for Tufahija

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 480 gr
Calories 560
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 123 g41%
Sugar 116 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 6 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Never heard of it but it looks delicious.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like to try new recipes and this one looks so different and spicy with apple great choice.

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      Nikolic Predrag 3 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

      Thank's, believe me it is very, very tasty and easy to prepare.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      This looks yummy!!! I must try it, thank you for sharing.

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      Nikolic Predrag 3 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

      You are welcome Jo Alexis :-)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Tufahija sounds and looks good, and seems simple enough. It's great to have recipe from Persia. Thank you for sharing.

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      Treathyl FOX 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

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      Nikolic Predrag 3 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

      Thank you MsDora. The recipe is from distant Persia and somehow was transferred into Turkey. As the Turkish (Ottoman) Empire ruled Bosnia, Macedonia and Serbia for 500 years, they have left deep traces in culture, cuisine and among other things, this wonderful recipe.

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      Nikolic Predrag 3 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

      Than's for sharing Treathyl :-)

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      Imogen French 3 years ago from Southwest England

      Mmm - I love spiced apples. I do a similar baked apple sometimes, using English cooking apples baked in the oven with spices and brown sugar inside and with the skin still on. Your recipe sounds a little more special, though, with the lovely syrup and dried fruit filling. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nikolic Predrag 3 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

      Thank you for nice comment. Yes, baked apples on American or European way are very simmilar, but here you can smell the Orient.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 3 years ago from Philippines

      The dish looks yummy and I love the glass it's served in. It sounds like a recipe that is definitely worth trying. Since I've killed so many plants in my life, perhaps I will try to develop cooking skills instead. That, and potted plants for a change.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This looks very good, and both your photos and step-by-steps make me want to try it!

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      Nikolic Predrag 3 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

      It is very tasty and so easy to prepare. My recommendations :-)

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      Darko Milenkovic 3 years ago from Novi Sad

      Yummy, spiced apples. Looks good!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Looks delicious. I love baked apples.

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      Nikolic Predrag 3 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

      You should try this recipe. Thanks for the comment!

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      Bernadyn 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      Sounds delicious and looks pretty easy to do. I'm going to try this over the weekend since we just bought apples and I have all the other ingredients, too.

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      Nikolic Predrag 3 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

      Thank you Nadyn. I'm sure you'll like this recipe.

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