An easy, light dessert that keeps all week.
We advocate a balanced diet and puddings are very much on our menus. This is a super easy pudding, which is low in sugar, includes all the food groups, and keeps in the fridge all week (if you can resist for that long!) This also works well with whatever seasonal fruit you can buy.
Poached Apricots & chia pudding
makes 6 puddings
10-12 apricots, washed, halved and destoned
juice of one orange
tablespoon of honey
1tsp vanilla extract
dash of water
Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and simmer on a low-medium heat until apricots are starting to mush and the liquid is syrup-y (10-15mins). Whilst the apricots are poaching, make the chia pudding.
3-4 tablespoons of chia seeds
half cup hot water
half teaspoon of vanilla extract
1tsp maple syrup / agave syrup
half tin of coconut milk
Put chia seeds in a bowl and add hot water, wait for a few mins and stir intermittently for the the chia seeds to swell and become gel like. Add all the other ingredients after 6mins and stir in. Leave to absorb.
When your apricots are done, add 3-4 halves to each glass with a little bit of syrup. Gently spoon over 2-3 tablespoons of the chia pudding. Leave to cool on the side and put in the fridge once cool. Keeps for a week or longer.
These are perfect to prep in advance and keep in the fridge for sweet treats throughout the week. They are also lovely for dinner parties.