"Pommes brûlées" with Tofu

10 Reviews
90% would make this recipe again

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

A very healthy variation of «crème brûlée».

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Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 20 min
170 calories/serving


5 apples, Cortland or Lobo 900 g
1 tbsp lemon 1/2 lemon
300 g silken 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

per 1 serving (230 g)


% Daily Value




2 g

3 %

Saturated 0.3 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %


0 mg


10 mg

0 %


38 g

13 %


2 g

8 %


32 g

Net Carbs

36 g


3 g

Vitamin A

1 %

Vitamin C

12 %


4 %


7 %


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


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Fruits 1
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats ½
Other Foods 1

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april 05, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

We enjoyed this. I think the recipe as stated makes for a nice presentation touch if you have company coming, but for the 2 year old and just family dinner nights I'll probably just dice apples and bake them and then mix them into the maple tofu like a chunky pudding. I used spartan apples and left about a half inch shell and they kept their shape well even with cooking them about 5 min longer than stated.

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