Yield: 3 quarts
This works wonderful as a main dish for breakfast or supper, or a light dessert--it's amazing!
SPRINKLE shredded coconut OR granola in bottom of 9x13 (3 quart) baking dish. Set aside.
MIX apple juice concentrate and boiling water in measuring cup to make apple juice. Pour into blender.
ADD remaining ingredients to blender.
BLEND until very smooth. DRIBBLE water, if needed to help it blend. USE a high powered blender for best results, or blend half a recipe at a time to get very smooth.
SLOWLY POUR blender mixture across the bottom of casserole dish. It will be runny--don't worry!
COOL for 30-60 minutes until somewhat set.
MAKE favorite fruit topping or pie filling---- blueberry, strawberry, rhubarb, blackberry, peach. etc. (See recipes in Fruit section of this website)
CAREFULLY cover "Cheesecake" with fruit.
CHILL until set up (at least 6-8 hours, but best overnight).
NOTE: This is a large recipe that only works in a large, high-powered blender like a Vitamix or others like it. If you have a small blender, you will want to blend half the recipe at a time. You want it perfectly smooth and creamy--the mixture should be runny, and feel smooth when rubbed between your fingers. It's amazing how much it sets up!
I like to use crockpot millet (cooked overnight 1 cup millet 4 cups water, 1 tsp salt). But sometimes I like to use corn grits, instead! If using corn grits, you will need to increase the apple juice, because corn sets up much thicker than millet.
Can arrange sliced fresh fruit (OR frozen OR canned fruit) before each layer of pudding, instead of making a thickened fruit layer for the top. It's a fun way to make fruit enjoyable!