No Bake Christmas Puds

No-Bake Christmas Puds
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Prep: 60 min
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Serves:
6
Cost: $

Ingredients

  • 15 pitted dried dates chopped
  • 1 cup dried apricots chopped
  • 1.5 cups almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • zest of one orange
  • juice of one orange

Directions

  1. Combine dates, apricots, ground almonds,  vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cocoa and orange zest in a food processor – blend until mixture resembles fine crumbs
  2. Spoon mixture into a large bowl and add 1 tablespoon of orange juice then mix again – you will know the pudding mix is the right texture when the mix forms a shape when lightly squeezed in the hand
  3. To create moulds for the puddings, line a muffin tin or  6 ramekins with cling wrap
  4. Divide mix into 6 even pieces.  Press pudding mixture into each mould firmly
  5. Invert the pudding and remove the glad wrap. Repeat until all the puddings are formed
  6. Refrigerate for 30min to an hour. Serve chilled

Serves in 1 portion

  • Fruit2
  • Lean meat or Alternatives0.5
  • Unsaturated Spreads/Oils1 2/3

What was swapped?

Time spent baking has been swapped for no-bake preparation

Tips

For decoration, melt 80g white chocolate, and spoon chocolate over the top of each pudding

Serve with low fat custard or low fat icecream

Puddings can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge

For another traditional christmas dessert, try Merry Berry Trifle!

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