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Caramel Apple & Pear Trifle

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Caramel Apple & Pear Trifle

*Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Paleo Friendly, Vegan

*Can be made into individual “parfaits” as shown below


Ingredients:


Apple Cream:

  • 5 (about 700g) small apples, peeled and diced (any cooking quality apples will do)
  • 1 ½ cup (200g) raw cashews, soaked overnight and patted dry
  • 4 -5 tbsp. (65g) pure date syrup (or maple syrup)
  • 2 tbsp. (30g) lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. (10g) vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. (40g)  tahini (or other seed butter such as sunflower), gently melted
  • 4 tbsp. (30g) coconut oil, melted

Caramel Sauce:

  • ⅓ cup (90g) pure date syrup or pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp (20g) mesquite or lucuma
  • 4 tbsp. (100g) almond butter
  • 1 tsp. (5g) pure vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp. (30g) coconut cream

Crunchy Apple Cinnamon Layer:

  • 1  cup  (150g) raw pecans (or almonds)
  • ⅓ cup (75g) pitted dates
  • ½ cup (75g) dried apples,
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup (25g) shredded coconut

For Assembly:

About 3 Apples and 3 Pears sliced thinly with skins on (or just choose one type of fruit)
Cinnamon


Method:


Apple Cream:

1. Blend the first 5 ingredients until completely smooth. (TM – 10 sec / Speed 5)

2. Add the tahini/sunflower butter and oil. Blend again to incorporate. (TM – 10 sec / Speed 6)  Transfer the mixture to a bowl.

Caramel Sauce:


1. Add the almond butter, and vanilla to a small saucepan (or TM bowl if you are using one)

2. Whisk in water over a low heat until a smooth caramel consistency is achieved. (TM – 90C / 5 minutes / Speed 2)

Crunchy Apple Cinnamon Layer

1. Place all ingredients and pulse until ingredients are chopped roughly and evenly.  (TM – Lock and Turbo 4 – 5 times x 1 sec. bursts)

2. Bake in a moderate oven until brown –  about 10- 15 mins.

3. Allow to cool slightly before you assemble your trifles.


Apples and Pear Layer:

Sprinkle cinnamon over your sliced fruit and steam lightly in a freezer bag placed in microwave for 2 mins – or if you prefer, use the stove-top – just don’t overcook the fruit. It needs to be al dente – firm to the bite. You could even leave the fruit raw but if you do I recommend slicing your apples and pears VERY thinly!

Assembly:

Layer the sliced fruit, apple cream, caramel sauce, and the Crunchy Apple Cinnamon Layer. Repeat layers until all ingredients are all used up. Finish with a sprinkling of toasted Walnuts or Pecans if desired. You can use a big trifle bowl as pictured above or in individual parfait glasses as below – use your imagination!

Enjoy!!

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