1 cup almonds
1/2 cup soft dates
1/2 cup raisins
zest of an organic orange and an organic lemon
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice/mixed spice
1 organic apple
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor.
Press a couple of tablespoons into a round metal pastry cutter. Press down and gently remove the pastry cutter. You will get 6-8 puddings, depending on the size. You can make them any shape you wish.
The puddings are just delicious as is or dehydrate at 105F for 6-8 hours to make them firmer.
Serve with Orange Custard:
1 1/2 cups cashews soaked for at least 2 hours
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
The zest of the orange if it is organic
1 tsp vanilla
Drain and rinse the nuts.
Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Check for sweetness. Add more orange juice or some water for a more pouring consistency.
Dried fruit is high in fructose. For anyone with a sugar sensitivity – diabetes, candida, etc – serve the orange cream with fresh organic berries, pomegranate seeds or soaked goji berries.
Better than the 'real' thing.
All the indulgence of Christmas.