Apple bake with mixed spice

A wonderful baked winter pudding, with very little flour in the batter. The natural sweetness of the apples with lemon, vanilla and spices adds so much flavour and very little added sugar is needed to make it delicious.

Ready in

1 hour and 20 minutes

Serving size

Serves 6


  • 500 g sweet apples with the skin, cut into wedges
  • 100 ml strong Rooibos tea
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup (250 ml) buttermilk
  • 100 ml low-fat milk
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) finely grated lemon rind
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) ground almonds
  • 100 ml cake flour
  • ½ tsp (2,5 ml) baking powder
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar
  • ½ tbsp (7,5 ml) ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) icing sugar mixed with a pinch of ground mixed spice
  • 175 ml plain low-fat yoghurt


  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.

Nutritional information per portion


863 kJ


7,2 g


5,8 g


26,5 g


0,3 g

This recipe is from Cooking from the heart, 3rd edition: Diabetes

Download the recipe book

md logo
Welcome to My Dynamics!
  • Welcome

    Hi, I'm the My Dynamics Chat Bot. I can help you find recipes, articles, pamphlets and so much more!

    Give me a try, simply just type you question below and I will give you links to the most relevant content!