We peeled and chopped the mango and pears
Roasted the almonds and pine nuts - giving the kitchen a gorgeously christmas smell, especially once I started grinding up the cinnamon.
The roasted nuts were set on the side
Then we set to work on the vanilla…
Before filleting the oranges - another first for me
Next we warmed up the fruits in a pain - softening them up and releasing their sweet flavours
Once soft, we took them out and heated up the ghee, cinnamon and vanilla
Adding the orange pieces to the spices and honey
Once they were coated in the sweet spices, we added the warmed mango and pear
It smelt like heaven as the dessert simmered in the pan
Finally it was time to create the dish. Half of the fruits were blended up to create a mousse…
…and a scoop of vanilla ice cream added to the warm fruity pudding - I don't think technically it's aligned to Ayurveda cooking strictly but was a perfect addition.
Look at that beauty!
And it tasted gorgeous too
- Sliced almonds
- pine nuts
- 1 mango
- 3 pears
- 2 oranges
- half a lemon
- vanilla pod
- cinnamon stick
- sprig of mint (for decoration only)