Poached Apples With Almonds and Yogurt

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Posted for the Zaar World Tour 2006-Turkey. From the "International Vegetarian" cookbook. I haven't had the chance to try this recipe yet. This is a typical dessert of Turkey in which apples are cooked in a spiced sugar syrup and served with yogurt and almonds.


  1. Spread almonds in a shallow pan and toast in a 350ºF oven for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside.
  2. Insert 4 cloves around the top of each apple; set apples aside.
  3. In a wide 3 to 4-quart pan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Set apples in syrup. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, basting apples with syrup several times, until tender (12 to 15 minutes).
  4. To serve, place each apple in a shallow dessert dish. Stir together yogurt and almond extract; spoon mixture evenly into the center of each apple. Spoon syrup around apples and sprinkle with almonds. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Most Helpful

I used apples from my backyard tree and ended up with slices/chunks. Very tasty. Enjoyed warm.

sheepdoc October 09, 2015

I made this before Christmas and totally forgot to review it, yikes! Anyway, this was a hit in my book. What's not to love about all of the ingredients especially when they come together so tastefully! I made 2 servings and one I had very warm and one cold and enjoyed it both ways. For me it would be warm in the winter and chilled in the summer. Apples and spice with creamy yogurt, yum.

Event Host January 01, 2014

Really lovely recipe. The cloves perfumed the apples as they cooked and a marvellous syrup resulted. The yoghurt sauce is a wonderful accompaniment. I personally preferred this dessert cold - straight out of the fridge.

evelyn/athens July 14, 2006