Best fruit pudding recipes
Try one of our fruity desserts, from 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.
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.
Best fruit pudding recipes
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.
Serve this schooldays staple with warm custard for a comforting pudding or teatime treat.
A steamed sponge pudding is a classic for a reason. Have a go at making our spiced apple pud for an indulgent finish to your Sunday lunch.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
A delicious, family favourite. Toffee apple, bread and butter pudding, and extra toffee means this recipe is an easy win for a treat.
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
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!
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
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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 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.
Add a splash of booze to this banana dessert for extra indulgence! Ready in under an hour, this comforting pud magically creates its own sauce and is best served warm with a dollop of ice cream. More self-saucing recipes here.
As the days get shorter and the nights become cooler, serve this fruity apple crumble cake with a big dollop of custard. It’s comfort in a bowl.
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.