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Warm Coconut Apple Tapioca Pudding

Warm Coconut Apple Tapioca Pudding

This dessert makes the perfect finish for an Asian-themed meal. For a smoother texture, enjoy it served warm. If preferred, allow it to thicken and serve cold.
Makes 6 servings


  • 2/3 cup (180 mL) tapioca pearls warm water for soaking
  • 2 cups (500 mL) unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) white sugar pinch salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) light coconut milk
  • 2 apples, unpeeled and finely diced
  • 1 lime, optional


  1. Place tapioca in large bowl. Cover with warm water and allow to sit for about 1 hour to soften. Drain and rinse the pearls.
  2. In a large saucepan heat apple juice over medium heat. Add sugar and salt and stir to dissolve.
  3. Add coconut milk and tapioca pearls. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes or until pearls are tender.
  4. Stir in chopped apple.
  5. Pour pudding into 6 individual dessert dishes and allow to cool just slightly if serving warm. Otherwise, cover and keep in refrigerator until serving.
  6. If desired, serve garnished with a twist of lime peel, a drizzle of lime juice and a very thinly sliced apple wedge.

Recipe provided courtesy of:
BC Tree Fruits