"Pommes brûlées" with Tofu

"Pommes brûlées" with Tofu

Baked apples stuffed with puréed tofu and maple syrup, topped with caramelised sugar.

A very healthy variation of «crème brûlée».

5 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 20 min

170 calories per serving 


5 apples, Cortland or Lobo   900 g
1 tbsp lemon   1/2 lemon
300 g silken/soft tofu   1 1/4 cup
1/4 cup maple syrup   65 mL
2 1/2 tbsp sucanat, or brown sugar   30 g

Before you start

Use only firm-flesh apples which keep their shape when baked, such as Cortland.

A blender or food processor will be very useful to blend the syrup and tofu.


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F.
  2. If necessary, to avoid tipping, cut off a thin slice from the bottom of each apple. Cut off a slice from the top and carve out the core, seeds, and most of the flesh using a corer and a melon baller, paying attention not to pierce the apple completely through to the bottom (the discarded apple flesh may be cooked as a compote). To reduce the discoloration of the cut parts, sprinkle the inside of each apple with lemon juice, then transfer it to an ovenproof dish.
  3. Bake 15-20 min, until the apples are soft but still maintaining their shape. Take them out of the oven and let them cool down a few minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, incorporate the maple syrup and tofu, using a blender or a food processor: mix well until a smooth consistency is obtained. Fill the apples with this mixture.
  5. Just before serving, preheat the broiler.
  6. Sprinkle the sucanat or brown sugar evenly over each apple, then put the apples in the oven as close as possible to the upper element (about 3 cm) and cook a couple minutes until the tops have caramelised to a golden-brown colour. Serve right away.


The apples can be cooked in advance, then filled with puréed tofu and caramelised just before serving.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (230g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




2 g

3 %

Saturated 0.3 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %


0 mg


5 mg

0 %


38 g

13 %


2 g

8 %


32 g


3 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

10 %


4 %


6 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ½ serving

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Free :
Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Fat, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Zinc
Good source of :
Manganese, Vitamin B2
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fruits | Soy | Desserts | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Fat | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian | Bake

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