Fruit Pudding - NO sugar!

by - Friday, July 01, 2016

Hello there!!!

Today, I would like to share with a recipe I tried some time ago and was a huge success.

Back in March, I got this vegetarian-only recipe book from a Portuguese author; no, I'm not transitioning to become a vegetarian or vegan, but sometimes its good to have a meal without meat or fish, or dessert that doesn't contain tons of sugar or other bad (but tasty) stuff.
It's all about the balance, right?

I was surprised by how easy and tasty this turned out. It was gone in a blink of an eye... :-)
What you'll need:
  • approx. 1 kg apples, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp water
  • 6 strawberries
  • a bit of salt ( a tiny tiny bit)
  • 1 tbsp agar-agar (I used regular powder gelatine)
  • 3 tbs agave syrup
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • fresh fruit of your choice to decorate

How to?
  1. Bake the apples, in low heat, for about 10-15 min, with the 1 tbs of water.
  2. Add the strawberries, 1/2 cup of water, the salt, the agar-agar (or powder gelatine) and let it boil for about 3-5 min.
  3. Remove it from the heat, add 2 tbs of agave syrup and the lemon zest. Put it in the blender until you get a creamy consistency.
  4. In a tray of your choice, add the remaining agave syrup and pour in the apple cream you just prepared and let it cool down.
  5. Once it is a room temperature, put it the fridge until solid.
  6. Whenever you are ready to serve it, slice some fresh fruit and decorate as you please. Mine turned out like this:

This was definitely a winner on any front; taste, preparation, and guilty-level hahaha :-)
I totally recommend it; it is also a nice way to use your fruit once it starts to get too soft.
All pics with Sony a5100 w/ kit lens

Bom apetite! ;-)

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