Apricot, Apple and Pear Custard
With Zachary being Lactose intolerant, I find he is limited to the pudding that he can have. Ice-cream and yoghurt are out (unless I buy specialist Soya or Lactose Free one) and plain Fruit gets boring.
I have started to make my own puddings for him, substituting any Milk or Milk based products for a Soya or Lactose free version.
Now the summer is drawing to a close and all the autumnal fruits are coming in – I wanted to share with you a recipe for a gorgeous dessert (suitable for weaning) and using seasonal fruits.
This recipe makes about 5 small pots. You can alter the consistency to your own preference. I will be using Soya milk, but it works with conventional cows milk also.
You will need:
- 60g ready to eat dried apricots
- 1 large apple
- 1 pear
- 1 tablespoon of custard powder
- 4 tablespoons of water
- 150ml milk
1. Peel, core and chop the apple and pear.
2. Put the apricots, chopped apple and chopped pair in to a small saucepan and gently heat with 4 tablespoons of water until soft (approx 8-10 minutes).
3. Put the custard in to a separate saucepan and add a little of the milk until a paste is created. Add the rest of the milk and bring to the boil – stirring to make sure all the powder has dissolved and the custard is thick and smooth.
4. Once the apricots, apple and pear have softened, blend until your required consistency (if making for first stage weaners, make sure consistency is very smooth).
5. Stir in to the custard and serve at desired temperature.
You can also make this recipe and freeze it – ready to use another day.
I know it doesn’t look that appetising – but I promise you it’s a hit with the little ones! Baby will devour a WHOLE pot in minutes!
*Disclaimer – This post was written as part of the Tot September Delights and I received the Oxo serrated peeler to assist with this recipe.