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  • Tufahije - Serbian Apple Dessert


  • Tufahije - Serbian Apple Dessert

I was faced with a big decision when choosing our pud for Serbia, should I go down the stylish route and prepare an elaborate braided poppy seed sweet bread swirl (I’m talking about you makovnjača) or should I go all Fanny Cradock on your arses and kitch it up. …well get out your whipping cream and cherries, we gone get fancy Serbian style.

Makes Dulcie's List   Makes Cosmin's List


  •  6 green apples
  •  Juice of 1 lemon
  •  10 cloves
  •  475g caster sugar
  • 125ml water
  •  50g raisins
  •  50g walnuts
  •  50g almonds
to serve
  •  125ml whipping cream
  •  6 cherries
  •  Chocolate sprinkles


  • Calories | 380
  • Fat | 16g

Makes | 6

Prep Time | 20 minutes (plus one hour refrigeration)

Cooking Time | 30 minutes


  1. To make the filling, soak the raisins in boiling water for 10 minutes to plump up, drain.  Chop up finely the walnuts and almonds and stir in the rasins.
  2. To make the syrup, put the caster sugar, water and cloves in a large heavy based pan and heat on medium stirring regularly until the sugar has dissolved.  Raise the temperature and allow the syrup to boil until it reaches 100°c on a sugar thermometre.
  3. Peel the apples and steep immediately in a bowl filled with the lemon juice and some water.  This is to prevent them from browning.
  4. Cook the apples in the syrup on a medium heat for about 20 minutes turning halfway through. Transfer to a plate and refrigerate for an hour.
  5. Core the apples and fill with your nut and raisin filling.
  6. Whisk the cream until you have stiff peaks and pipe on top of the apples.  Top with chocolate sprinkles and a cherry.

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