Quick Bramley 'Apple Pie' Pudding with Cold Coconut Cream (Paleo, Auto-Immune Protocol, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

The trick here is in the name. And that's because this isn't really a pie at all, because there's no pastry. But the flavour of the tart Bramley apples reminds me exactly of the apple pies we used to eat after Sunday lunch as a child, with a scoop of ice cream on the side. And if you're avoiding wheat, dairy or refined sugars you can still enjoy this version. The soft, hot apple clashes with the ice-cold, fluffy coconut cream as you eat. Perfect for anyone on special diets. Ready in just 10 minutes, too. 

quick apple pie pudding with coconut cream

Quick Bramley Apple Pie Pudding with Cold Coconut Cream
Serves 2-3 
250ml carton coconut cream
3 large Bramley apples, peeled and cored
1 tsp honey
splash of water
pinch of cinnamon

The night before you want to make this, stick the carton of coconut cream in the fridge to harden. (I constantly keep a carton in the fridge door exactly for this type of emergency). 

When you're ready to eat, chop the apples into bite-sized chunks and place in a small frying pan, along with a splash of water, a pinch of cinnamon and the honey. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the apples soften and start to break down (about 7 minutes). 

Meanwhile, squeeze the cold carton of coconut cream into a bowl and whip with a fork. Once the apples are hot and softened, serve them immediately with a heaped spoonful of the whipped coconut cream on the side.