This is a very popular dessert in Bosnia and Herzegovina and other parts of the Balkans. It is very simple to make and was chosen by my daughter 🙂 She absolutely adores apples and when she saw this poached apple recipe, we had to try it! It was not in my hands anymore 🙂 and the food styling was out of my hands too. I would say it is not bad for a 10 years old!
Not only it is really tasty, this dessert is a little bit healthy too. The poached apple goes hand in hand with the creme fraiche and hazelnuts, adding a different texture. The only thing I would change, would be the whipped cream on top. I know it is included in the traditional recipe, but I would gladly skip it next time. For me was just enough without it. Don’t get me wrong, you may well enjoy it, but it not quite my cup of tea 🙂
Hope you will enjoy it!
- 4 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cored and placed in lemon water to prevent browning
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water or enough to cover apples
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ cup ground walnuts
- ¼ cup ground hazelnuts
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons creme fraiche
- To prepare the apples: In a saucepan large enough to hold all the apples, mix together sugar, lemon juice and enough water to cover the apples. Add apples, weighing them down with a plate on top. Simmer on medium heat until apples are tender but not mushy, about 25 minutes. Carefully remove them from the water and place them on a rack to cool. Reserve the poaching liquid they were cooked in.
- To make the filling: In a medium bowl, stir together walnuts, hazelnuts, cinnamon and creme fraiche until smooth and well combined. Fill the cooled apples with this mixture.
- To serve: Serve chilled or at room temperature. Pour reserved poaching liquid over filled apples and top with whipped cream.