Braised Tempeh with Apple

About recipe

Similar to tofu, tempeh is made from soybeans, and packed with complete protein. However, unlike tofu, tempeh is made by fermenting whole soybeans, which makes it easier to digest and a great source of fiber. We recommend trying this recipe on an open-faced sandwich with spicy arugula and honey mustard, or try it with dinner alongside sauteed greens and roasted vegetables.

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 2, 8-ounce packages of tempeh, halved lengthwise, then crosswise to make 8 squares
  • 2 small apples, cored, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Arrange tempeh on a baking sheet in a single layer and top with overlapping apple slices.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together juice, ginger, oil, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, cumin, and pepper, then pour mixture over tempeh and apples.
  4. Bake until most of the liquid is evaporated, tempeh is golden brown and apples are softened, 40-45 minutes.
  5. Set aside to cool slightly.

Nutritional information

This information is per serving.

  • Calories220
  • Calories from fat110
  • Total fat13 g
  • Saturated fat2 g
  • Protein10 g
  • Sodium150 mg
  • Fiber5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate16 g
  • Sugars7 g
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