Winter Apple Dessert


This is a delicious, healthy apple dessert that is very simple to make. It has the perfect energetics to balance the doshas during the cooler fall and winter season, bringing warmth and spiciness. The sweetener of choice is call Jaggery (Indian palm sugar), which is warming, but maple syrup is also a great alternative.

Yield: Serves 2


Equptiment Needed: Knife, cuttingboard and medium size pot


Ingredients:

2 each Apples (I like Fuji)

1 Tablespoon Rasins

2 each Apricots, dried

1 each lemon, juiced

1/8 teaspoon Cardamom, powder

1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon, powder

1/8 teaspoon Ginger, powder

1 Tablespoon Ghee

1-2 teaspoons Jaggery or maple syrup (optional)

1 Tablespoon Almonds, chopped (optional)

To taste Mineral salt

1/4-1/3 cup of hot water for soaking the dried fruits


Directions:

1. Cut the apricots in 1/4" dice, measure out the raisins and place in a bowl. Soak in hot water overnight, the next morning drain fruit and reserve the water.

2. Juice the lemon, set aside.

3. Peel the apples, remove the core and cut into ½” pieces (as even as possible), toss in a bit of lemon juice and set aside.

2. Melt the ghee, add the cardamom, cinnamon and ginger, and incorporate, then add the apples, toss and coat with ghee.

3. Add the dried fruit and combine.

4. Add the reserved liquid from dried fruits, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring as needed.

5. Add the sweetener if you prefer more sweetness, and cook until the apples are done and the liquid thickens.

5. Add the sweetener if you prefer more sweetness, and cook until the apples are done and the liquid thickens.

6. If you like add an additonal topping, like chopped almonds or a scoop of ice cream.



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