Baked Apples in Pastry with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

by Yael Aires August 27, 2018


img_3428-1In South Africa, the holidays fall at the beginning of spring when the summer fruits are not generally in season. After a long winter of apples, oranges, guavas and passion fruit, these baked apples are something different to serve for dessert!

The apple recipe is from an old friend of my mom’s who has since passed away. The ice cream recipe is from back in the day when you couldn’t buy a parev ice cream in Johannesburg, so people just made their own!

Baked Apples


4 small Granny Smith apples

1 box pastry

cinnamon sugar

raisins and golden raisins

powdered sugar

Wash and core apples. Place each apple on a square of pastry. Stuff the core with a mixture of cinnamon and raisins. Close the pastry around the apples to form a “parcel.”

Bake at 375 for 45 minutes until a golden brown. When cool, drizzle the powdered sugar/water mixture over apples.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream


4 eggs separated

¾ cup sugar

1 cup cream or dairy free cream

vanilla essence

Beat egg yolks with 1/4 cup sugar until creamy and golden.

Beat cream in a another bowl with 1/2 cup sugar until stiff.

Gently fold together and add 1 tsp. vanilla.

Lastly, add stiffly beaten egg whites and fold in.

Pour into any mold, tin or bowl of your choice and freeze until needed.


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