Summer is here and we have an abundance of refreshing passionfruit and juicy plums, so naturally I decided to create a summer dessert that utilises these two flavours. I love this parfait because you can make a few before hand and then keep them in the fridge so that you have a cool breakfast, delicious snack or guilt-free dessert on hand.
*If you don’t have plum or passionfruit on hand experiment substituting different fruits such as layers of banana and strawberries or grapes and kiwi fruit.
Passionfruit Plum Parfait
Time: 15 minutes + chilling time
Makes: 4 serves (depending on glass size)
*1 serving of chia pudding prepared the night before (find the recipe here)
*1 cup cashews, soaked in filtered water for 30 minutes or more (soaking time will depend on how powerful your blender is)
*1 tbsp (4 tsp) pure maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener such as agave)
*1/2 tsp vanilla extract
*1/2 cup water
*3-5 fresh, ripe plums, chopped into small squares
*3-5 fresh, ripe passionfruit, halved
1. Prepare the chia pudding and the cashew cream the night before. To make the cashew cream, drain and rinse the cashews and place in a high speed blender with the maple syrup, vanilla and water. Blend on high speed until a smooth cream is formed (depending on how long you soak the cashews and your blender you may need slightly more or slightly less water).
2. The next day: using four parfait glasses or other tall glasses, first place a large spoonful of the chia pudding in each glass. Next, place about spoonful of the chopped plums then top with a spoonful of cashew cream, followed by the pulp and juice from half a passionfruit. Repeat the process one more time to complete a parfait then do the same for the other glasses.
Enjoy straight away, or chill for later.