Ok, ok, ok. So I did think that I wouldn’t be posting again tonight after sharing my fabulous Mushroom Sauce recipe. But I just can’t keep still with excitement about this recipe! I think I am going to call it Christmas Pudding in a Jar. Although, it really isn’t. And it’s the easiest recipe to make. Ever.
I made jars and jars of this stuff as gifts this year as a raw mince meat for mince pies. It’s very similar to my Mince Pies recipe – just a simpler version, with simpler ingredients and with no date paste blended in.
Is it mince meat? Is it mince pie filling? Is it Christmas Pudding? Is it a winter dessert? It is in fact all of these things and more.
It’s also the base for a wet granola that we have at Raw Juice Camp. And that one has lots of nuts chopped in too, served with almond milk and devoured by the pool.
No this one is a bit different. Versatile. Tastes just like Christmas. And for breakfast with yogurt is just the ticket to see you through the day.
How to make my Christmas Pudding in a Jar.
Dried fruit – mix equal measures of dried dates, currants, apricots, berries, sultanas, and in fact any dried fruit you have that needs using up. That’s totally what I do. Add one cup of dried goji berries and dried cranberries and place in a large glass bowl. Cover with a generous shake of cinnamon and nutmeg. Add a dash of ground clove if you are up for it but I generally leave it out. At least two full teaspoons of nutmeg and cinnamon but more or less to your taste. Stir in (or even better use a lidded bowl and shake!) I make a big batch of this as everyone loves it and it can keep in the fridge for ages.
Now for the magic
Cover with filtered water. That’s it! And leave for 1-5 days before serving. Keep stirring or shaking your bowl and add more water if you need to. The fruit will plump. The water will turn into a sticky syrup. The two merge to create a taste sensation. Ah!!
I also add chopped apples and chopped soaked nuts when I am in the mood. Transfer to jars when you feel like being organised.
Try soaking in freshly squeezed orange juice for extra zest, coconut water for an extra boost or apple juice for the ultimate Christmas experience.
For more festive plant based recipes check out my ebook A Raw Christmas. You’re welcome.
Keeping it juicy & raw