Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 mins
From Diabetes Australia The Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook in response to a request for diabetic friendly recipes with nuts. With thanks to 2Bleu(Bird&Buddha) I have made some slight changes which I think enhance the recipe, thank you. Times are estimated.
- 200 g dried apricots (cut with scissors into small pieces)
- 2 pieces orange rind (2 4cm strips)
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 200 g low-fat yogurt (natural)
- 1 tablespoon walnuts (crushed)
- extra walnuts (crushed to serve)
- Place the dried apricots, orange zest and mixed spices in a microwave safe glass jug and pour water over.
- Leave uncovered and cook on HIGH (100%) for 7 minutes.
- Allow to cool, add the honey to the yoghurt and then add to the apricot mix and then using a food processor, blender or stick blender puree till smooth.
- Place the apricot puree in a freezer proof bowl (or muffin tins), lined with plastic wrap on the inside of each mould.
- Sprinkle a few pieces of walnuts into the plastic lined moulds.
- Pour yoghurt puree into each mould halfway up.
- Sprinkle remaining walnuts evenly amongst the moulds onto the yoghurt puree.
- Pour remaining yoghurt into each mould.
- Seal with another layer of plastic wrap over the top.
- Cover and freeze the apricot yoghurt until required.
- Serve prinkled with extra crushed nuts.
- CONVENTIONAL METHOD -.
- If you don't have a microwave - Place dried apricots, orange zest and mixed spices in a saucepan and cover with boiling water, leaving them to soak overnight.
- Next day check that there is enough water in the pan (add more if necessary to cover the fruit), cover with lid and cook on stove top on medium heat until apricots are soft.
- Continue from step 3 as above.
I'm so sorry that this one didn't go down well with us.. the kids took one lick and handed it back, DH and I finished ours but had to admit that it just wouldn't be a favourite any time soon. Personal taste is everything and obviously from the reviews so far that is the case here. I followed the recipe to the letter except for the walnuts which I know the rest of the family like less. The smell as the spices, apricots etc were brewing was devine.. sadly I think that flavour and texture of the finished product just didn't suit us and well, trying to sneak the apricots past the kids on this occasion failed. It saddens me to have to give 2 stars but I feel that I also need to be honest . This is a very easy to make recipe, and obviously it suits some people more than others, please don't let my review put you off, maybe for you this is indeed a 5 star recipes. All in all, it was worth a try... Thanks!
Very nice recipe Pat and easy also. DH liked it although he is not a fan of yogurt or apricots he still liked it. I followed the recipe exactly and it was so easy to follow, it was very creamy although it is very soft when it sets. DH loved the crunch of the walnuts, although next time I might change the fruit and yogurt flavour, which could be done quite easily for anyone who does not like apricots! This is a great recipe if you like yogurt ice cream, the creaminess is wonderful. Thanks Pat a great alernative to ice cream for diabetics ! :-)
I went to make a full batch of this but only noticed at the last minute I was almost out of yoghurt so made half. I decided to make ice-pops out of this for toddler DD but found that the mixture doesn't harden enough for them to stay on the stick so there went that idea. This makes a really nice frozen yoghurt & I added the leftover apricot mix to porridge. A great way to use some some leftover dried fruit. Thanks Chef Potts!