Apple and blackberry pudding
Total time:plus overnight chilling
Skill level: Bit of effort
Costs: Cheap as chips
- 175g caster sugar
- 1kg mixed prepared fruits, eg, blackberries and apples
- 10-12 slices white bread, medium sliced, crusts removed
- Clotted cream, to serve
- 9.5cm plain, round cutter
- 1.5 litre pudding basin
If you don’t have any weights to put on top of the pudding, use cans of fruit or beans instead.
- Pour 6 tbsp water into a pan and add the sugar. Place the pan over a medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the fruits and simmer on a low heat for 7-10 mins, until the fruit is soft.
- Strain the fruit through a sieve to separate the juice.
- Cut a round out of one slice of bread to fit the base of the pudding basin. Dip one side of the bread in the juice and put in the basin, dipped-side down. Reserve 4 slices to cover the top. Cut the rest of slices of bread into 3 strips. Dip each strip in the juice and place against sides of basin, at a slight angle and overlapping them slightly.
- Spoon the fruit mixture into the basin, pressing it down well. Pour most of the remaining juice on top, or as much as the bowl will take.
- Cover the top with the reserved bread and cut away the excess around the edge of the bowl. Brush the rest of the juice over the top of the bread.
- Put the pudding basin in a shallow bowl to catch any juices that may leak out. Cover the pudding with a layer of cling film and then put a plate on top with about 1kg weights on top. Put in the fridge overnight to chill the pudding well.
- To serve, remove the plate with the weights and the cling film. Place a serving plate, with a rim to catch any juices, over the top of the pudding, invert the plate and shake hard to release it. Serve with clotted cream.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 351(kcal)
- Fat 1.3g
- Saturates 0.7g
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.