Laager infused apple and mixed spice bake


500 g Sweet apples with the skin, cut into wedges
100 ml Laager Rooibos tea
1 Cinnamon stick
1 cup (250ml) Buttermilk
100 ml Low-fat milk
1 tbsp (15 ml) Vanilla essence
2 Eggs
1 tbsp (15 ml) Lemon rind, finely grated
¼ cup (60 ml) Ground almonds
100 ml Cake flour
½ tsp (2,5 ml) Baking powder
1 tbsp (15 ml) Sugar (optional)
½ tbsp (7,5 ml) Mixed spice, ground
1 tsp (5 ml) Icing sugar (optional) mixed with a pinch of ground mixed spice
175 ml Plain low-fat yoghurt


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


This recipe works just as well with ripe pears.
Note that the carb key is close to 30-40 g per portion