Tufahije - Nut Filled Apples recipe

 This dessert is very popular in Bosnia and has oriental origin. Like most oriental desserts it is very sweet, simple and inexpensive. I hope you like it. Enjoy !


  • 6 apples
  • 400ml water
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 400g granulated sugar
  • 100g ground walnuts
  • 50g ground hazelnuts
  • Lemon zest
  • 10g cinnamon-sugar
  • 1 tsp. milk
  • Garnish: (optional)
  • Whipped cream
  • 6 candied cherries


  • Garnish: (optional) Whipped cream 6 candied cherries Peel and core apples. 
  • Cook apples in water, lemon juice and sugar until they become tender but still firm, for about 15 minutes. Carefully take out apples and leave them to cool. Reserve syrup. Mix ground walnuts, ground hazelnuts, lemon zest and cinnamon-sugar with the 1 tsp. milk. Fill cooled apples with this mixture. Pour syrup over them and garnish with whipped cream and candied cherries. Serve dessert in dessert cups.