Perfect Halloween Treat: GF Vegan Unicorn Poached Apples

October 24, 2022
Since I discovered colorful superfood powders I can't stop playing with them. My inner child can't keep in and enjoys it so much. I use them in my teas and lattes, cakes and now even with my fruit compote! So when I craved poached apples I decided to experiment how I can color them, and it works wonderfully. You can try it with other fruits as well, like pears or use any other kind of natural colored powder. I just happened to like the color of these two the best.
poached apples and sprinkles in a white bowl with decorations in the background

Perfect Halloween Treat: GF Vegan Unicorn Poached Apples

Recipe Type: Sweets
utensils YIELDS 2 servings
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  • 2 apples, peeled
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp Pink Pitaya Powder
  • 1 tsp Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder
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1. Whisk together vanilla extract, maple syrup, salt and water in a medium pot and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.

2. Meanwhile peel the apples but keep the stems attached.

3. When the water is boiling, take the head down to minimum and place the peeled apples in it and poach them in about 15-20 minutes. Depending on the apple type you use, the cooking time can differ, so keep on checking them.

4. Once done, remove the apples and transfer the cooking liquid into jars or any containers that would be big enough for the apples with the brine. Mix together one jar of water with pink pitaya powder and the other with purple butterfly pea powder and place an apple in each of the jars. Let them sit for at least 3 hours or even overnight.

5. When the apples are colored, remove them from the water and serve with coconut yogurt, ice cream or vegan whipped cream or even over waffles. Sprinkle with your favorite decoration. I used Halloween sprinkles for the season.

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Photo: Imola Toth

Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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