Date and apricot pudding

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date and apricot pudding
date and apricot pudding
  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time:

    (15 mins bring to room temp)
  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe A rich, traditional winter dessert and a luxurious alternative to Christmas pud!


  •  60g (2oz) medium oatmeal
  •  10-12 fresh dates, stoned
  •  20 ready-to-eat dried apricots
  •  8tbsp whisky
  •  250g tub mascarpone cheese
  •  3-4tbsp clear honey

When measuring honey, coat the measuring cup with a non-stick spray of vegetable oil. It will slide right out.

Kimberley Hamer, 39, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


  1. Grill the oatmeal until toasted. Be careful, it browns quickly!
  2. Put the dates and apricots in a pan with 6 tbsp whisky and 6 tbsp water, and simmer over a low heat for 10 mins, stirring every so often.
  3. Mash the mixture roughly with a fork, leaving a few chunks of apricot. Leave to cool.
  4. Beat the mascarpone, the rest of the whisky and 2tbsp honey in a bowl, then mix in the toasted oatmeal.
  5. Spoon some of the fruit, then the mascarpone mixture, into 4 serving glasses, then repeat the layers.
  6. Chill, but bring back to room temperature 15 mins before serving.
  7. Drizzle with more honey and serve.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 471(kcal)
  • Fat 28.0g
  • Saturates 17.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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