Caramelised Cardamom Apples with Almonds

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caramelised apple

Apples are in season at the moment, and this recipe is a decadent way to enjoy them. We enjoyed these caramelised apples on our Sunday morning pancakes for something a little special and out of the ordinary, but they would also make a lovely dessert, served with a little cream or ice cream. The total cooking times is about 8 minutes, making it a very quick and easy dessert.

The caramel sauce has a few little twists to the usual mainstay. Instead of using cream I added yoghurt – the tartness gives a nice balance to the sweetness of the sugar and apple. The almonds give the sauce a little crunch, contrasting nicely with the softness of the apple and the hint of cardamom gives the whole dish an exotic undertone (something a little different from the usual cinnamon and apple pairing) without overwhelming it. Just remember, a small amount of cardamom goes a long way.

I didn’t actually measure any ingredients, just threw them in, so the measurements below are guestimates. Taste and add a little more or less sugar or yoghurt or cardamom to suit your own tastes.

Yield: 4 serves

Caramelised Apples with Cardamom and Almonds

caramelised cardamom apples

A delicious sweet treat to serve with ice cream for dessert or over Sunday pancakes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 apples, cored and roughly chopped
  • 40g butter
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • pinch of cardamom
  • 2 tbsp. plain yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp. slivered almonds, toasted


  1. Melt the butter in a pan, add the apples and cook over medium heat for a few minutes until softened to your liking.
  2. Add sugar and cardamom and cook stirring for another minute or two. Turn the heat to very low and add the yoghurt and almonds and stir for another minute until sauce is thickened slightly.
  3. Serve over pancakes or ice cream.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

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  1. Yum, I’ve only discovered cardamom recently, but I love it in porridge :) I bet it tastes great with apples.