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Tufahija - Bosnian Stuffed apples

This delicious recipe is a delightful close to Bosnian week and something I can see myself making frequently in the future. My family loved this wonderful treat. I first saw the recipe on All That's Jas and around the same time at The Balkan Lunchbox. Though the dish is Bosnian, it is also popular in Serbia and Macedonia. I have to say, I had a really hard time not adding a cinnamon stick to the poaching water but I resisted. I did however add a little leftover chopped English toffee to the walnut filling. Not authentic at all, but totally delicious.
6 apples, pink lady or granny smith 4 c. water 1 c. sugar + 2 Tbsp 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 3 Tbsp. walnuts 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream 1 pinch xanthan gum 
Bring the water, sugar, and lemon juice to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the apples are ready.
Preparing the apples: Peel the apples. Using a melon baller scoop the insides out gently, one ball at a time. Only scoop past the large part of the core and the hard parts arou…

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