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By ltrodrigu

Rate this recipe 4.7/5 (10 Votes)
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Servings 6
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 25

  • CUSTARD:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • TRIFILE:
  • 8 clementines or 5 blood oranges, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/4 cup whiskey or orange liqueur
  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 pound Christmas pudding, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Candied orange slices, for garnish
  • Dark chocolate shavings, for garnish

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We gotta admit. We're more inclined to the hand-holding, movie-watching kind of date than the sweet wrinkly fruit

  • TOFFEE SAUCE:
  • 1 cup whole Medjool dates
  • 3/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 3/4 cups self-raising flour, plus extra for greasing, divided
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened plus extra for greasing, divided
  • 10 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • 2 tablespoons black treacle
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cups muscovado sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup double cream
  • 1 tablespoon black treacle
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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Our family enjoyed this delicious Figgy Toffee Pudding for the Holidays and am sure it'll be a new addition from no...

  • HARD TOFFEE:
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups dried black mission figs, stems removed and each cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water, just below a simmer
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup hard toffee, chopped (recipe follows)
  • 1 1/2 cups toffee sauce (recipe follows)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 stick butter
  • pinch salt
  • TOFFEE SAUCE:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • pinch salt
4.6/5 (9 Votes)

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This really is a figgy pudding as it includes dried figs, as well as all the usual dried fruit

  • DRY INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 1/4 cup soft brown or white breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped to about the same size as the raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried figs, chopped to about the same size as the raisins
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1 cup seedless raisins
  • 1 cup sultanas or raisins
  • 6 tablespoons high quality candied peel, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 cup light or dark muscovado sugar
  • 1 cup shredded suet
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • WET INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 apple, cored and grated
  • 3 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 10 tablespoons stout or similar dark beer
  • 10 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons brandy
  • butter, for greasing pudding bowls
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

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If you love eggnog, you definitely need to try this eggnog pudding! I recommend serving with a little whipped cream...

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups eggnog
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon, if desired
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • Ground nutmeg, to taste
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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Homemade Pecan Pie filling is poured over cubed French bread and baked to deliciousness! This recipe is perfect for

  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf French bread, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes, about 8 cups
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans, large pieces and halves
4.5/5 (105 Votes)

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This pudding is a crowd pleaser! Chocolate mousse hides inside a layer of chocolate sponge covered with insanely go...

  • SPONGE:
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 100 grams self-raising flour
  • 50 grams cocoa , plus extra for dusting the tin, sifted
  • 85 grams butter , melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 50 milliliters espresso or strong coffee
  • 2 tablespooons Tia Maria, mix in with the coffee
  • MOUSSE:
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 50 grams caster sugar
  • 175 grams dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
  • 200 milliliters double cream
  • TOPPING:
  • 142 milliliters double cream
  • 100 grams dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
  • 50 grams butter
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 tablespoonTia Maria
  • 1 tablespoon espresso
  • FOR SERVING:
  • Chocolate-covered cocoa beans
  • Dark & white chocolate curls
4.5/5 (51 Votes)

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Rich, silky, creamy — rice pudding is comfort in a bowl

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sushi or Arborio rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, King Arthur Pure Vanilla Extract preferred
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Crush or King Arthur Pure Vanilla Plus
  • Pinch of salt
4.6/5 (34 Votes)

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This White Chocolate Rice Pudding with Dried Cranberry Compote is rich but the cranberries cut the richness and is ...

  • DRIED CRANBERRY COMPOTE:
  • 4 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2/3 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 4 ounces good-quality white chocolate, chopped (such as Lindt or Baker's)
  • 1 tablespoon orange peel, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
4.8/5 (18 Votes)

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This creamy rice pudding is easy and delicious, using rice, condensed milk and cinnamon garnished with strawberries...

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Strawberries, for garnish
  • Mint leaves, for garnsih
4.8/5 (25 Votes)

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A very rich and sweeter version of regular rice pudding

  • 7 cups water
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (14-ounce) can condensed milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • Ground cinnamon, for dusting
5/5 (1 Votes)

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At only 184 calories a serving, this Almond Milk Rice Pudding is a guilt free treat

  • 2 1/2 cups Silk Pure Almond Original or Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup short grain white rice or Arborio rice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup, brown sugar or honey, if using Silk Original
  • 1/2 cup raisins
4.3/5 (46 Votes)

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A very simple yet elegant pudding that really does burst in your mouth! This recipe feeds a crowd so it’s a perfe...

  • 1 cup small tapioca pearls
  • 8 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (plain or vanilla)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar (or your favorite sweetener to taste, it will probably need less than 1 cup of agave nectar for instance)
4.6/5 (11 Votes)

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If you don't own a pressure cooker, you can still make this recipe on the stove top

  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins (I used golden)
4.4/5 (28 Votes)

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This rice pudding with a pumpkin pie twist is ready in only 20 minutes!

  • 1 1/2 cups MINUTE® White Rice
  • 1 12-ounce can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Crumbled cinnamon graham crackers, whipped cream or toasted chopped pecans (optional)
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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