Stewed Apples & Pears with Coconut milk Custard

This was a spur of the moment experiment that worked really well. If you love custard but are avoiding dairy this is a winner!  Also works for Vegans as it uses custard powder rather than eggs.

  • 15 Mins
  • High GL
  • Serves 4
  • Wheat Free
  • Easy
  • Dairy Free

Ingredients:

Stewed Fruit:
 2 Apples and 1 Pear Chopped
 Optional: raisins or cranberries
 Maple Syrup or honey to taste
 ½ tsp Cinnamon
 Squeeze of lemon juice
 Pinch of Salt


Coconut milk Custard:
 3 cups of Coconut milk
 Custard powder
 Vanilla essence

Method:
  1. Put fruit, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt into a small pot.
  2. Boil/stew with a little water for about 15 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add maple syrup or honey to taste.
  4. Boil the coconut milk and make custard as per instructions.
  5. Serve hot or cold.

Health Tips:

The health benefits of apples include the prevention of cardiac and GI disorders, anemia, and diabetes. They may also help relieve symptoms of rheumatism, a variety of cancers, gout, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.  Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin which can help boost and fortify your immune system.

Pears provide similar benefits in terms of digestive health, immune boosting, reducing diabetes and cancer risks and supporting heart health.

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