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