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Tufahije from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tufahije (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Tufahija from Bosnia and Herzegovina is very similar to a deconstructed apple pie. The apples are poached, filled with a brown sugar walnut filling, and then topped with whipped cream. MMM MMM MMM.
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Course: Dessert, fruit
Cuisine: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 54 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Syrup Ingredients

  • 4 granny smith apples
  • 2.5 cups of sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Peel of one apple

Filling Ingredients

  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped very finely
  • ¼ brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup honey flavored greek yogurt

Instructions

  • Peel each apple. Reserve the peel from one apple.
  • Using a spoon (a grapefruit spoon is a great tool, if you have one!), carefully dig out a hole in the center of each apple. This process is similar to coreing the apple, but take care not to make the hole come out of both sides. Create a bowl, not a tunnel, in the apple.
  • In a pot on the stove, bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add the rest of the syrup ingredients, and stir until the sugar completely dissolves.
  • Add the peeled, hollowed apples to the syrup mixture. Cover the pot, and cook for about 5 minutes. Using tongs, flip the apples over, and cook the other side for about 5 minutes as well. Make sure that the apples are soft enough to stick a fork through, but not so soft that the bottoms will fall out.
  • One cooked, remove the apples from the liquid. Allow them to cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat a separate, small pot over medium-high heat. Add all of the filling ingredients to the pot. Stir frequently until the mixture begins to bubble. Once it starts to bubble, cook for about 4-5 minutes until it thickens.
  • Spoon this mixture into the hollow, chilled apples. Top with whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!
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