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Chilled Vanilla Chia Pudding with Cinnamon Spiced Poached Plums

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A delicious chilled pudding with the flavours of plum and vanilla... light and great for summer.

  • Makes : 4 |
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 15 mins |
  • Cook Time : 15 mins
Categories: Cold, Desserts, Desserts
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Chia Seed Pudding

¼ C (60 ml) chia seeds

1 C (250 ml) sweetened almond milk

½ tsp (2.5 ml) Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste

¼ C (60 ml) Greek yoghurt

Cinnamon-spiced Poached Plums

½ C (125 ml) sugar

¼ C (60 ml) water

¼ C (60 ml) fresh lemon juice

1 tsp (5 ml) Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste

1 cinnamon stick

1 star anise

2 sprigs lemon thyme

4-6 plums, pitted and cut into wedges

Chia Seed Pudding

Place the chia seeds into a glass bowl and add the almond milk and vanilla paste.

Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour or until seeds have swelled and the mixture has thickened.

Whisk the Greek yoghurt in and spoon into 4 individual glasses and return to fridge until ready to serve.

Cinnamon-spiced Poached Plums

Place all of the ingredients except the plums into a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until sugar has dissolved.

When the sugar has dissolved, add the plums and poach for about 5-10 minutes (depending on ripeness) or until only just softened. Be careful not to over cook them or otherwise they will become too soft and mushy. Remove from heat and refrigerate – allowing to marinade for at least 30 minutes before serving.

To Serve

Spoon a couple of poached plum wedges on top of the chia seed pudding and drizzle with a little of the poaching liquid. Serve chilled with an extra dollop of Greek yoghurt if desired.