Decadent Traditional Pudding

Decadent Traditional Pudding

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 8-10

What You’ll Need

150g Sunbeam Mixed Fruit
180g Sunbeam Australian Sultanas
160g Sunbeam Raisins
150g Sunbeam Currants
100g Angas Park Dried Pears
(approx. 7 pieces)
1/2 cup cloudy apple juice
50ml pear liqueur or brandy
100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
125g butter, chopped
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp each of mixed spice, cinnamon and nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh white breadcrumbs
50g Sunbeam Slivered Almonds

Method

  1. Place mixed fruit, sultanas, raisins, currants, pears and apple juice into a large saucepan, cover and cook over medium heat for 7 minute, stirring occasionally. Place in refrigerator to cool completely then add pear liqueur (or brandy).
  2. Melt chocolate and butter together, stirring occasionally. Cool and gradually beat in eggs. Pour into fruit and combine.
  3. Sift flour, spices and salt into a large bowl. Add brown sugar, breadcrumbs and almonds. Pour in chocolate fruit mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. Spray pudding bowl with oil and line bottom with baking paper.
  5. Spoon mixture into the pudding bowl and smooth the top. Top with a baking paper round and lid.
  6. Cook in microwave on defrost setting (300W) for 30 minutes, check if a skewer inserted into the pudding comes out clean. If not cooked, microwave at 5 minute intervals, until the skewer comes out clean.
  7. Remove from microwave and stand for 10 minutes, before turning out.

Recipe provided by Sunbeam Dried Fruits

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