One of the little girls on our team has just started to eat solid foods and she is a mama’s girl. She wants to hang out with her all day, which sometimes leaves very little time for her mom to prep her own meals (especially since she now is making her meals). Luckily, her meal plan, although not extensive, has some very healthy choices that are good for big people too.
She has been having a ton of bone broth which is loaded with minerals (everyone should be drinking this on a regular basis) and homemade yogurt, and mom is having some of her foods as well.
Next week she is starting cooked apples. This gave the team an idea and we and our own family have started having cooked fruit for dessert after dinner. Cooked pears and apples are so good on their own and even better when you spice them up a bit. This is a recipe from the PaleoHacks Cookbook that we’ve been having. It’s great for a night in on a cold evening and it reminds us of warm apple pie. YUM! The custard is unbelievable!
Here it is:
Spiced Stewed Apples with Coconut ,Custard
- 10 small-medium apples, core removed, chopped
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup boiling water
- 13.5 oz can coconut cream
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
- 4 egg yolks, beaten
- Place the chopped apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cayenne pepper, honey and boiling water in a pot on low-medium heat.
- Bring to simmering point and cover. Leave to cook for 60-90 minutes or until the apples are very tender. Taste and add more honey to sweeten if necessary. Allow to cool slightly.
- To make the custard, combine 6 tablespoons of the coconut cream with the arrowroot flour and beaten egg yolks in a small bowl.
- Place the remaining coconut cream into a small pot on low-medium heat and bring to simmering point.
- Add the arrowroot mixture, stir vigorously until the custard has thickened. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Serve the stewed apples with warm coconut custard.