Apple bake with mixed spice

Apple Bake with mixed spice

  • 500 g sweet apples with the skin, cut into wedges
  • 100 ml strong Rooibos tea
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 250 ml buttermilk
  • 100 ml low-fat milk
  • 15 ml vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 ml finely grated lemon rind
  • 60 ml ground almonds
  • 100 ml cake flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 15 ml sugar
  • ½ tbsp ground mixed spice
  • 5 ml icing sugar mixed with a pinch of ground mixed spice
  • 175 ml plain low-fat yoghurt

Serving size: 4
Preparation Time: 1 hour 20 mins

  1. Preheat oven to 200 ˚C. Place apples, tea and cinnamon stick in a saucepan. Simmer for 7-10 minutes or until just tender. Spoon apples and tea into a lightly greased oven dish.
  2. Beat buttermilk, milk, vanilla, eggs and lemon rind together. Stir in almonds, flour, baking powder, sugar and mixed spice to form a runny batter. Pour over the apples.
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and cooked.
  4. Serve immediately with a light dusting of the icing sugar and 2 tbsp (30 ml) plain low-fat yoghurt per person.


  1. This recipe works just as well with ripe pears.
  2. Note that the carb key is close to the range for bowl 2. See page 30 for more detail on the carb key.


Recipe by Pharma Dynamics
Cooking from the heart

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