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Tufahija-Poached Apples

Course Dessert
Cuisine Bosnia
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 4 medium apples any type you like
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • Whipped cream


  • In a large enough saucepan to hold the four apples, add enough sugar and water to cover the apples, add more using the same ratio if necessary.
  • Bring to a boil then simmer for a few minutes until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add in the lemon juice.
  • Peel and core the apples. Reserve the peel
  • Add the apples to the simmering syrup, simmer until they are tender about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the apples and let cool
  • Add the reserved peelings to the syrup and continue simmering until the syrup is reduced by half.
  • Remove the peelings and allow the syrup to cool.
  • Coarsely chop the walnuts and mix in the raisins.
  • Stuff the apples and serve with syrup and whipped cream on top.
  • Enjoy