Raw Vegan Apricot Mango Crumble

by mary on July 3, 2013

raw gingered apricot mango crumble dessert in a bowl

raw gingered apricot mango crumble

Gingered silken tofu dressing is my new thing. I’ve been making it up and keeping it in the fridge for salads and now, dessert. With all the ginger it has no discernable soy taste to me, at least not with the tofu brands I have used like Mori-Nu or Trader Joe’s. I made some today from a block of silken tofu and only used about a quarter of it in this dessert, so there will be more creamy ginger dressing on the menu in the next few days. My last batch kept for four or five days, longer than I usually think of silken tofu dressing lasting in the fridge. Probably the salt and ginger in it helped it keep.

The last few days have brought record-breaking heat to Puget Sound. Now hot here is not hot like the rest of the country– we’re breaking records with high temps like 92 and 89. But it’s still plenty hot enough to want to keep the oven off with this raw apricot mango crumble.

The quantities in this are pretty flexible. I’d originally intended to make it with half mangoes and half apricots, but in the few hours before I made the recipe two of our mangoes disappeared. They do make good snacks for our young adults. I call this a crumble but that might be a bit of a stretch given that it just has a light topping of walnuts, chia seeds, and raw demerara sugar. Like the rest of this recipe, how much topping to sprinkle on is up to you.

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Raw Vegan Apricot Mango Crumble
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 oz. firm silken tofu
  • ½ Tbsp. chopped ginger
  • pinch salt
  • For the fruit:
  • about 2# whole fresh champagne mangos and apricots (about 1# 12 oz. pitted and sliced)
  • For the topping:
  • ⅓ to ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • sprinkle of chia seeds
  • sprinkle of demerara sugar
Instructions
  1. Blend the tofu, ginger, and salt in a high-speed blender (you may need to double the batch to get your blender to work properly).
  2. Pit and chop the apricots and mangoes.
  3. Combine the chopped fresh fruit with the dressing.
  4. Sprinkle with walnuts, chia seeds, and demerara sugar for the topping.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

 

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Joanne July 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm

What a wonderful dessert. It packs a good healthy source of protein as well.
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mary July 4, 2013 at 6:11 am

Thanks, Joanne!

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Alex July 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm

This sounds delicious! I’m the same way – I do NOT want to touch the oven when it gets hot outside.

Ginger and apricot sounds like an amazing combination. I also love ginger and peach together :)
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mary July 4, 2013 at 6:15 am

Thanks for the visit and comment, Alex! Ginger is so good with tropical fruits, too, and you’re going to have a good chance to experiment with that!

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yummychunklet July 4, 2013 at 5:14 am

My mother just brought me mangoes. Going to try this!
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mary July 4, 2013 at 6:05 am

Oh great, let me know how you like it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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jessiebearwhat July 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Such an interesting dessert! So curious what it tastes like!

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mary July 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Let me know what you think if you try it. Nice to see you here!

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Brittany July 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I can attest to the heat wave we’ve had here in Washington! And while most of us don’t have AC, myself included, it makes it that much worse!! I do love the warmth though!! This crumble looks DELISHHH I love the tofu addition for some added protein!
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mary July 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Yup, it’s easy to think we are just wimps in Puget Sound but when most people don’t have AC it’s a different ballgame! It’s not that much tofu but it does add some creaminess without dairy.

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Alex July 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Interesting combination of flavors! I wouldn’t have thought to add the ginger in there. Looks good!
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mary July 6, 2013 at 3:01 am

Thanks, Alex! Fresh ginger goes well with a lot of different fruits!

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Laura July 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I have been on a ginger-peach-cinnamon kick. This sounds amazing though! I love the thought of mango and ginger… can’t wait to try it out!
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mary July 6, 2013 at 3:02 am

Ginger-peach-cinnamon sounds good, too, Laura! I love having so many choices of fresh fruit this time of year, we just picked up some peaches today.

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The Wimpy Vegetarian July 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

What a fantastic way to use up some of my silken tofu! And I add chia seeds to everything I can right now. It such an easy way to add some cholesterol friendly stuff to dishes.
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Hazel July 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm

What a great use of ingredients! Chia seeds and silken tofu are very new ingredients to me but this looks like a great way of combining them. Thanks for sharing – can’t wait to try!

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mary July 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Thanks, Hazel!

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Alex July 9, 2013 at 1:43 pm

This looks so wonderful and refreshing for a hot summer day! I even think it’s healthy enough to be breakfast ;)
Silken tofu makes such wonderful creamy dressings. And I bet the ginger pairs perfectly with the fruit!
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mary July 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Thanks, Alex! I’m loving all the fruit that’s available right now and the string of hot sunny days we’ve had recently!

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Hannah July 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Morinu has been such a lifesaver, since it seems indestructible and everlasting in those shelf-stable packages. This is yet another fantastic use for it! All those fresh fruits look so perfectly sweet and refreshing.
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