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Dreamy Pear Trifle

Here is a nice looking recipe adapted from the version by London-based macrobiotic chef James Trevena. I haven’t tried this veg take on the classic English dessert, but if you try it, let me know how you like it! It’s not superhero, but it looks like a yummy treat!

15 min cook | 4 servings | 15 min prep

Diet Categories:
  • Vegan


  • 1 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 4 tsp agar agar powder
  • 7 organic biscuits (try Earth's Best Organic "Letter of the Day" Cookies in Very Vanilla)
  • 2 soft pears
  • chopped
  • 7 ounce cooked cashew nuts (boil nuts for 30 minutes; drain and rinse)
  • 1 cup white grape juice (approximate)
  • handful of pistachio nuts
  • rice malt
  • 1 mint leaf for garnish


  1. Heat the apple juice and whisk in the agar agar
  2. Simmer until agar agar dissolves
  3. Crush the biscuits and place in a dessert glass
  4. Layer the chopped pears over the biscuits
  5. Pour the apple juice jelly over the pears slowly and put in the fridge to set
  6. Blend the cashew nuts and grape juice adding the juice slowly until the mixture becomes thick and creamy
  7. Pour cashew cream over the top of the trifle and garnish with mint leaves and pistachio nuts toasted with rice malt