Lightly cooked fruit and vegetables are more digestible, and therefore, more nutritious than raw because we better absorb their nutrients. This pudding is great for digestion, especially if you have a constipation issue, and it is especially delicious when using fresh fruit in its season. The following recipe is just one example of this delightful, low-calorie dessert.
Peach Kuzu Pudding
- 3 peaches, scrubbed well to remove fuzz, cut 1/2 lengthwise to remove pit, sliced thin lengthwise or diced as preferred
- 4 cups unrefined apple juice
- 1 tablespoon kuzu
- Pinch sea salt
- Optional - top pudding with chopped roasted almonds or walnuts
- Add peaches, apple juice and salt to pot, and begin to heat.
- Dissolve kuzu in a small amount of water and stir into pot. The juice will appear milky.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, but gently, until the juice clears and thickens. (The pudding itself will also thicken more as it cools.)
- Remove from heat, place in a bowl or individual serving bowls and top with nuts as desired.
- Can be served chilled if desired, but it is not necessary.