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Prickly pear tapioca pudding

Prickly pear tapioca pudding

Prickly pear tapioca pudding is utterly amazing whether you decide to have it for breakfast or dessert. I actually ate this bowl of tapioca pudding with my son for breakfast and there was no complaining. It is light and subtly sweetened with juicy hints of prickly pear. I remember we ate these things so much as kids, all sliced up and cold from the fridge. My mother always said we shouldn’t eat too much, but they were just too delish. Now I love to use these beauties in savory and sweet dishes.

Prickly pear tapioca pudding is utterly amazing whether you decide to have it for breakfast or dessert. I actually ate this bowl of tapioca pudding with my son for breakfast and there was no complaining. It is light and subtly sweetened with juicy hints of prickly pear. I remember we ate these things so much as kids, all sliced up and cold from the fridge. My mother always said we shouldn’t eat too much, but they were just too delish. Now I love to use these beauties in savory and sweet dishes.

Prickly pear tapioca puddingPrickly pear tapioca pudding

When we arrived in France we obviously started eating so much more of a variety of international meals and best of all French cuisine. I was pleasantly surprised when one savory dish was served with prickly pear and till this day I’ll remember it. It is not as I have imagined it to be. Some restaurants are quite plain and others are beyond your expectations with some very bizarre interior decorative choices. I can’t help but notice all aspect of design when I enter a place. Is it like choosing the kind of book you want to read by looking at the cover.

I cannot look at the cover and wonder what the pages are going to say to me. The same goes for all kinds of products I buy.  I guess consumerism is not as silly as I have thought, I can get manipulated pretty easy, lol. You attract and buy what you like and there are so many different likes out there. Now on the occasion of eating out, I just look at the food already, because I desperately need some gourmet that has to be eaten without stuffing it down.

Prickly pear tapioca pudding

Prickly pear tapioca pudding

So the luxuries I had before, I wish I could’ve just enjoyed them more. Ate out often, went out too often, but certainly, there are no regrets. I had a pretty fun 20’s. So these prickly pears have such a beautiful vibrant color to them and are pretty close to the color of dragon fruit. Not that they taste the same, I find dragon fruit a bit tasteless, whereas prickly pear is certainly sweeter.  This syrup just highlights all of the color and the tastes of these prickly pears and go perfectly well with the gooeyness of the tapioca pudding and the lushness of the coconut yogurt.

Recipe

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1-2 people

Prickly pear tapioca pudding

Prickly pear tapioca pudding

Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup dry tapioca
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Extra’s

Prickly pear syrup

  • 4 fresh prickly pears sliced and diced
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup agave
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Mix together all the tapioca ingredients and let the tapioca simmer on high in the microwave or on the stove for about 20 minutes until translucent.
  2. Add some extra fluids like almond milk till fully cooked.
  3. Add the coconut yogurt on top and then add the granola, extra slices of prickly pear, fresh figs, and mint leaves.
  4. Drizzle over the prickly pear syrup, as much as you want!

Prickly pear syrup

  1. Place all the ingredients in a pot and let it simmer until it reduces in volume.
  2. Remove to cool and pour through a sift and store in a glass container.

Hope you like this recipe, either of you make it for dessert or breakfast. It certainly will be hard to forget!

M*

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