Mar 02 2009

Recipe: Macro-Dessert – How to make Fruit Lasagna

Published by at 4:54 am under Macrobiotic,Recipes,Republished

For all you “Macro-Maniacs” out there looking for a sweet treat this Easter Season, I found a cool dish from a 1981 “Macrobiotic Desserts” publication by Sandra Lynn Shuman.   The book is filled with wholesome endings to a meal, leaving behind such “extreme foods” as animal products and refined sugar. I hope you enjoy the dessert I have selected today, and be sure to write in with any suggestions of your own!
Happy Eating!

OK, let’s get down to business; we have dessert to eat!

The recipe I chose today is a FRUIT LASAGNA

What you need:

  • 1 cup of dried peaches diced.
  • 1 cup of dried nectarines diced
  • 2 cups of dried apricots diced
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 8 cups of water

To get accurate measurement of dried fruit, pack firmly in measuring cup. Put all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a rapid boil. Reduce heat and boil gently until all the water has cooked out (approximately 1 hour).


8 ounces of whole wheat lasagna noodles

Put noodles in a large pot filled with boiling water. Drop noodles in slowly so water continues boiling. Stir briefly with a wooden spoon. Cook for 30 minutes. Do NOT rinse, just drain the noodles thoroughly in a colander. Set aside. When cool enough to handle arrange noodles on a large plate to keep them flat.

Part 3: (Custard)

  • 1/2 cup of brown rice flour
  • 1 cup of whole oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of agar-agar powder
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of rice syrup
  • 2 T. pure maple syrup
  • 1 T. pure vanilla

Put the first four ingredients in a medium large saucepan. Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and add the salt and gently boil for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and add the rice syrup, maple syrup, and vanilla. Cool 5 minutes; pour into a blender and blend until smooth. In a very lightly oiled casserole dish, put alternate layers of noodles, fruit and custard ending with a top layer of noodles. cover the casserole with foil and Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven on the lower shelf 25 minutes. Serve at room temperature. Keep refrigerated.

Simple as that!
You have your very own (and possibly very first) fruit lasagna!
Just try not to make a habit of eating desserts all the time, especially while on a macro-based diet! However, a little indulging every now in then is good for the soul.

Till next time!


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