Christmas Pudding with Orange Custard

1 cup almonds

1/2 cup soft dates

1/2 cup raisins

1 fig

zest of an organic orange and an organic lemon

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp allspice/mixed spice

Pinch salt

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.

Preparation time
6-8 depending on the size of portion

All the indulgence of Christmas.