A quick dessert celebration of Autumn. Apples, Pears and Pomegranates are brought together with yoghurt and a touch of spice for a quick, easy and delicious dessert. It’s also wonderful at breakfast time (top your cereal or oats with it) and an any-time snack. Try it also with our Bondi Bircher Muesli.
Muesli is a breakfast and brunch dish of raw rolled oats and other ingredients including grains, fresh or dried fruits, seeds and nuts, and may be mixed with cow’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, other forms of plant milk, yogurt and/or fruit juice. (Thanks, Wikipedia.)
Bircher Muesli was developed around 1900 by Maximilian Bircher-Brenner, a Swiss doctor and nutritionist, for his patients at his Zurich sanatorium as a way of getting more raw fruit into their diets. It is still a very popular breakfast in Switzerland and Germany, as well as many other parts of the world. The original recipe called for a higher ratio of fresh fruit to grain, and soaked the raw oats overnight since they took some time to soften. Each day the patients began their day with this mushy fruity mixture. Perhaps it was not an inspirational dish at the time, but in the past 12 decades, the dish has been refined and is an attractive start to the day.
Bircher Muesli traditionally contains a lot of apples, by way of juice and grated fruit. Bircher-Benner believed apples cured him of jaundice in his youth, and he strongly advocated the healing powers of diets high in fruit and vegetables. Thus originally it had few oats (about 1 Tblspn per person) and lots of fruit.
I guess Bircher Muesli was the original Overnight Oats! Here in Australia it is a perfect Summer breakfast. Fruit is plentiful in Summer – beautiful, perfect peaches, apricots, peacharines, nectarines, berries, plums, …. all and more freely available. This breakfast dish – the Australian version – celebrates our sunshine and Summer.
Perfect for a healthy Autumn.
A salad for Autumn, crisp and fresh.
You might like to also try Fennel Salad with Fresh Prunes, Grilled Fennel with Mozzarella, or Fennel a la Grecque. Browse our Fennel Salad recipes, and all of the Fennel recipes here and here. Bittman Salads are here, and all of our Salad recipes are here and here.
I do recommend this soup. The roasting highlights the flavours, and it is a great soup for Autumn and Winter.
I do recommend this soup. The roasting highlights the flavours, and it is a great soup for Autumn and Winter. Furthermore, my Father loves it. I make it and take it over for him often during the winter. There can be no better recommendation that that 🍲😊 .
Are you looking for warming soups? Browse our soup recipes here and here. Or browse the Carrot recipes here and here, and Apple recipes here and here. Find inspiration in our Winter recipes here and here.
Glazed apples are delicious. You can eat them for dessert in various forms – with icecream, with grilled banana, on top of a fruit salad, topping a bowl of yoghurt or porrige. Any way you like.
A comforting dish on a cold night.
There is nothing like a cool evening from Autumn to Spring to inspire you to turn on the oven and bake an apple dessert.