This sweet labne (cultured cream cheese), must be one of the easiest desserts ever! It is also a lovely way to finish off a meal with a little digestive boost. For more on why labne is beneficial to your health (and a recipe for how to make it), click here.
I see this as somewhere between a dessert and a cheese board…and something I often serve at a dinner party. Don’t underestimate the simple things in life. This delicious dessert is a real crowd pleaser.
Take a look at the variations (below the main recipe) for suggestions to alter the recipe to suit your specific dietary requirements.
A delicious dessert, this sweet labne is really quick and easy to make. Perfect for a no fuss end to a big meal.
- Labne, either one large piece or individual balls
- 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup or maple syrup or honey
- 1 tablespoon *rose water
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamon (optional)
- 1-2 tablespoons raw unsalted pistachios halved
- Fresh fruit to garnish (figs, sliced apple, pear, nashi pear, strawberries)
In a small bowl mix, the syrup rose water and optional cardamon. Drizzle over the labne and garnish with slices of fruit and pistachios.
- Serve as is, or with thin slices of french sourdough, sprouted bread, crust in or even almond biscotti.
Use rice malt syrup as your sweetener and serve with a low-fructose fruit (berries).
Serve as is or with a gluten free shortbread.
Serve without nuts or replace with toasted pepitas.
Even more simple
You can simply drizzle the labne with your preferred syrup. Cinnamon and vanilla are lovely additions too. Any nut will do too so get creative!
*You will find rose water at gourmet delis, some health food shops or Middle Eastern supermarkets.
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