Plum and almond pudding

Treat yourself to the delicious taste of British plums with our plum and almond pudding recipe. As the days get cooler, this comforting dessert will warm your heart and tantalize your taste buds. Baked to perfection, these juicy plums in a delicious almond dough will fill your home with a heavenly aroma. Enjoy this late summer treat, best served warm from the oven. This pudding recipe is sure to become a favorite with family and friends. Try it today and experience the sweet and spicy magic of British plums in every delicious bite.


  • 8 ripe plums, quartered and pitted
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • Zest 2 lemons
  • 4 tbsp brandy (optional)
  • 100g soft butter
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 3 tbsp almond flakes
  • Clotted cream for serving

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.
  2. In a bowl, combine the prunes, cinnamon, lemon zest and brandy (if using) and allow to macerate.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, then add the flour and ground almonds. Mix until completely combined.
  5. Butter a shallow baking dish and pour in the fruit mixture.
  6. Pour the cake batter over the fruit and sprinkle with flaked almonds.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
  8. Test the doneness by inserting a skewer – if it comes out clean, the pudding is ready. When dough is on the skewer, bake for a few more minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve warm with clotted cream.

Nutritional Information

381 24g 10g 37g 24g 3g 7g 0.45g

Equipment and tools

To prepare plum and almond pudding, you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • baking pan
  • Oven
  • Serving plate

Allergen information

This plum almond pudding recipe may contain the following allergens:

  • Eggs
  • Almonds
  • Dairy products (clotted cream)

Please ensure that there are specific allergen warnings on the packaging of all store-purchased ingredients.

Storage and leftovers

Follow these guidelines to store leftover plum and almond pudding:

  1. Allow the pudding to cool completely.
  2. Place it in an airtight container or cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat the pudding, you can either heat individual portions in the microwave or warm it in the oven until warmed through.

Enjoy leftover plum almond pudding within the recommended storage time.

Health Benefits of Plum and Almond Pudding

In addition to being a delicious and filling dessert, plum almond pudding also offers a number of health benefits thanks to its nutritious ingredients. Let’s explore some of the health benefits of this delicious treat:

1. Rich in antioxidants

Prunes, the main ingredient in this pudding, are full of antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals. These antioxidants also play an important role in reducing inflammation, promoting a healthy immune system, and preventing chronic disease.

2. Excellent source of fiber

Prunes are a fantastic source of fiber, which aids digestion and promotes bowel regularity. Including fiber in your diet can help prevent constipation and maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, a high-fiber diet is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke.

3. Nutrient-rich almonds

This recipe contains both ground and grated almonds, which provide a significant nutritional boost. Almonds are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and minerals like magnesium and potassium. These nutrients contribute to overall heart health, brain function, and maintaining healthy blood pressure.

4. Energizing and satisfying

The combination of butter, eggs and self-raising flour in this recipe provides energy and keeps you fuller for longer. This can be particularly beneficial for people who need a quick boost of energy or want to maintain their energy levels throughout the day.

5. Indulgence in moderation

Although this pudding contains some health-promoting ingredients, it is important to enjoy it in moderation as part of a balanced diet. The clotted cream used as a serving suggestion gives the dessert more spice, but should be enjoyed in moderation due to the high fat content.

By incorporating fresh plums and nutrient-rich almonds, this plum almond pudding offers a balance of delicious flavors and potential health benefits. Enjoy it as a treat on special occasions or as a comforting dessert to enjoy while reaping the nutritional benefits.

Source: Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food

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