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Cashew Cream

February 13, 2010

 This creamy topping is an ideal acompaniment to crumbles, fruit compotes and other puddings when you need to avoid dairy cream.  Try it with our Light Apple Crumble.

 

  • 4 oz raw unsalted cashews, whole or pieces
  • 2 dates, chopped
  • water
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

 

Cover cashews and dates with water, leave to soak overnight in refrigerator….

Next day strain cashews and dates and discard the water. Put cashews and dates in a bowl and add enough water to cover halfway, add vanilla extract. Put 1/3 mixture in an electric spice or coffee grinder and blend until creamy. Remove to a bowl and add next 1/3 and repeat until all mixture has been ground. If too stiff, add more water until desired consistency of cream. Chill until ready to use.

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