This is an excellent Christmas or advent time recipe which is typical for southern Germany, Austria and Alto Adige (Italy). Very tasty and also healthy vanilla Kipferl without sugar, sweetened with dates.
This recipe is a new variant of an old family favourite which was originally a lamb tajine which I have modified in various steps into a veggie tajine using fried aubergine to replace lamb. This worked surprisingly well taste-wise and has the additional advantage of dramatically reducing the cost as lamb is quite expensive here.
We had two huge bags of apples which my wife collected from the riding stables and I decided to do something useful with them. I used the recipe from our GU cook book.
Recipe for veggie tajine with rice