Summer Pudding Recipe

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Summer Pudding Recipe

Summer Pudding Recipe
© Denzil Green

The classic English summer dessert. The simplicity of the ingredients is deceptive; the tastes of this are very sophisticated.

You can make this a day ahead. You can also reduce the calories ahead with a few tips that we give in the nutrition section.

Number of servings: 6 x 1/2 cup (125 g) servings

Estimated Prep Time: 40 minutes



Lightly butter the bowl or pudding basin you are using. Cut slices of bread about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick, and cut off crusts. Line bowl with bread slices, leaving no gaps. Press edges together well.

Wash and clean all fruit; discard all stems and any mouldy fruit. Put fruit and sugar in a pot; put heat on medium; bring to a simmer and simmer until juice starts to come out of fruit and sugar has dissolved in it -- should be no more than 4 to 5 minutes.

Take about 1/2 cup of the juice, cover it and set in fridge for later use.

Empty the pot with its fruit and juice into the lined pudding bowl. Cover the top of the bowl with bread. Place a plate on top, and a weight on top of that to press the plate down. Put in fridge overnight or at least for several hours.

To serve, run a knife carefully along insides of pudding bowl. Invert out onto a plate.

Drizzle with the fruit juice that you had held back yesterday, particularly to cover any small white spots.

Serve with a thick cream or custard.

Recipe notes

Use a 1 1/2 pint (850 ml / 3 1/2 cup) bowl.

Don't overcook the fruit; you want it start releasing its juice but still retain its shape.

The quantity of sugar needed will vary based on the tartness or sweetness of the berries you use.

Nutrition Notes

There are 38 Weight Watchers PointsPlus® in total in the recipe; divided by 6 servings, that's 6 points per 1/2 cup (125 g) serving.

LIGHTEN IT UP to 3 points per 1/2 cup (125 g): Use cooking spray for the bowl, Weight Watcher bread, and sweeten with Stevia instead of sugar. To start, try about 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of Stevia extract or powder. This reduces the total PointsPlus® in the recipe to 20; making it just 3 points per 1/2 cup (125 g) serving. Serve with a dollop of non-fat Greek yoghurt (0 points.) (Note: not a blended Stevia powder -- that has the same calories as sugar.)

Weight Watchers® Info
Per 1/2 cup / 125 g
Can be reduced to 3 points; see tips above.

* PointsPlus™ calculated by Not endorsed by Weight Watchers® International, Inc, which is the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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