Christmas pudding crumble recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 50 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 271 kCal 14%
Fat 11g 16%
  -  Saturates 5g 25%
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  • Worried that you’ve made too much Christmas pudding? Don’t worry! You can use any leftover pud to make this deliciously fruity dessert


    • 60g (2oz) butter
    • 100g (31/2oz) plain flour
    • 150-200g (5-7oz) leftover Christmas Pudding
    • 1 large cooking apple
    • 2 ripe pears
    • 2 rounded tbsp cranberry sauce
    • 2tbsp demerara sugar
    • Custard or cream, to serve
    • Buttered ovenproof dish


    • Set the oven to gas mark 4 or 180°C. Rub butter into the flour to breadcrumb stage, then crumble in the Christmas Pudding to make the topping.

    • Peel, core and thickly slice the apple and pears. Put half the fruit in the dish. Add 1tbsp cranberry sauce, then add the rest of the fruit and sauce, along with 1tbsp of the sugar.

    • Spoon the topping over the fruit and sprinkle with the rest of the sugar. Put the dish on a baking sheet and bake for 40 mins. If not browned to your liking, turn up the heat to gas mark 6 or 200°C and bake for another 5-10 mins. Serve hot or cold with custard or cream.

    Top tip for making Christmas pudding crumble

    Not suitable for freezing.

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