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Best ever recipes for fruity puddings

We love a fruit pudding especially when they're easy to make. Try one of our ten fruity desserts: pear and chocolate puds, or our famous lemon self-saucing pudding. Plus, learn how best to prepare fruits before you start baking

We love a classic pudding recipe, so we’ve put together our favourite fruity puddings for you to try. Use up seasonal fruits in our steamed puddings, chocolate puddings and tropical banana pudding ideas. 

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Ever wondered how to prepare citrus fruits before baking? Well here’s how…

Place the fruit in the microwave for a couple of seconds for optimal juice extraction. Roll citrus fruit before juicing them. Press down firmly on a lemon or a lime and roll it along the work surface. This breaks some of the pulp cells and juice vesicles so the juice runs out more easily. Useful if you’re juicing by hand, or want to provide wedges that squeeze easily.


Banana puddings with burnt butter

Don’t be put off by the thought of burnt butter – it just means cooking it to a nutty rich brown colour. It gives extra richness to these banana and syrup sponge puddings.


Pear and chocolate puddings

The best chocolate puddings are the ones that you don’t have to share. We love these individual little pots of chocolate sponge and pear. Just add cream to serve and let your family and friends dive in.

Pear and Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Lemon self saucing pudding

Lemon self-saucing pudding, also known as lemon surprise pudding, is easy to whip up and can be ready in an hour. Make one simple mixture and as it cooks it separates into a light sponge on top and zesty lemon curd beneath.

Spoon in a yellow lemon pudding with a crisp top

Dutch Baby with spiced plums

Ice cream for breakfast? Yes please! A Dutch baby is like a giant, sweet Yorkshire pudding and we’ve served this one with spiced plums

Dutch Baby Recipe With Spiced Plums

Upside-down berry cake

Frozen berries like raspberries, blackberries and blackcurrants are great to keep in the freezer for impromptu puddings. They make this rich almond cake even more luxurious.

Berry Upside Down Cake Recipe

Passion fruit self-saucing pudding

You LOVED our lemon self-saucing pudding. So what will you think of our passion fruit self-saucing pudding? It’s such a rewarding bake, and one that all the family will want seconds of

Passion fruit self saucing pudding

Toffee apple brioche and butter pudding

A delicious, family favourite. Toffee apple, bread and butter pudding, and extra toffee means this recipe is an easy win for a treat.

Toffee Apple Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Spiced berry slump

A slump is similar to a cobbler but with less fuss. Berries bubbling through the topping give this a more rustic feel. It cooks from frozen with ease

Spiced berry slump

Mini passion fruit puddings

These cute but sophisticated mini puddings are the epitome of sweet and sour. They’re quick and easy to make and can even be done in the microwave!

Passion fruit pudding

Cinnamon-spiced pecan and cranberry duff

This recipe from Felicity Cloake is a New England take on the traditional British upside-down cake, this is often made with the north-east’s famous apples, but here cranberries and pecans provide a sharp, crunchy counterpoint to the rich, buttery batter. Great served warm with ice cream, or at room temperature with a cup of tea

Cinnamon-spiced pecan and cranberry duff

Coconut panna cotta with mango salsa

This classic italian dessert of cream gently set with gelatine is given a tropical twist by infusing the cream with coconut and topping with a zingy mango and passionfruit salsa.


Blood orange and marmalade steamed puddings

Blood oranges have a very short season towards the end of winter so make the most of them while you can. This delicious, light steamed pudding lets their flavour shine through.


Eton mess

A classic English dessert that makes the most out of succulent, sweet British strawberries that are in season. Strawberries, meringues and cream make a heavenly combination. Use ready made meringues to make this dessert really simple.


Peach, almond and mascarpone tart

A frangipane tart is a treat for friends and family, especially if you make the pastry too. This easy-to-follow recipe is the best pudding for a crowd.

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Maple pecan crumpet bread and butter pudding

Try our take on the British classic, bread and butter pudding. We’ve jazzed the recipe up by using crumpets, pecans and gooey maple syrup… rich, indulgent and perfect for a crowd!

Maple-pecan crumpet bread & butter pudding