Friday 30 November 2007

Prune Pudding Recipe with Almond Crumble Top (low fat & eggless)

At a first glance of the shape of this pudding you would think this recipe is a cake, I assure you that this is defiantly a pudding!

When you taste the beautiful warm sticky texture of this delightful prune recipe you will be convinced!

My prune pudding recipe must be eaten with a spoon for full effect of the 'mmmmmmmm'!

The flavours in my recipe blend and compliment each other just as well as the textures do. When you taste the wonderful pudding next to the golden almond crumble topping you will be dipping that spoon straight back into it for another mouthful! I personally ate 3/4 of one of my puddings once in one go! Not something I do often but this recipe really does taste so good.

You would never believe it when you taste this delicious prune pudding that it is low in fat....but really it is! Also this recipe uses no eggs and with a dairy free margarine in the almond crumble it would also be completely dairy free too. An easy recipe to put together with hardly any work in it at all which means less cleaning up time.

You could put this in the oven and it would be ready for after you finished eating your dinner.

Prunes do not get enough credit for the fantastic fruit that they are but it something that should be in every ones cupboard. They have great health benefits and are perfect in sweet recipes particularly and can be used as an alternative for sugar and moisture in recipes.

Give yourself a real tasty sweet treat and make my Delicious Prune Pudding Recipe, see for yourself how indulgent you can be even with low fat and healthy fruit ingredients.

Ingredients for my prune recipe

approx 1/2 Cup Couscous
Hot Water (just enough to cover the couscous)
1 small Tbsp Dark Molasses Sugar ( or dark brown)
2 Large Tbsp Honey (I used set honey)
1/2 tsp Cocoa Powder
2 tsp Soft Light Brown Sugar
Sprinkle Light Brown Sugar
Small Tin Prunes kept in friut juices(take out the seeds trying to keep the shape of the prune)
3 Small Slices White Danish Bread

1/2 cup Ground Almonds
1 tsp Low Fat Margarine
1 tsp Light Brown Soft Sugar
Powdered Sugar for Dusting

Getting Started...

Place your couscous into a baking bowl and cover with hot water to about 1-2 centimetres only. Leave for 2 minutes or until the couscous plumps up and soaks up all the water. Fluff up with a fork. Don't worry if you added to much water, when your couscous plumps up just drain it off and return it to the bowl.

Add your 2 Tbsp of honey and 1 small Tbsp of dark molasses sugar, mix well. Add your cocoa powder and mix well again.

Take your small tin of prunes and make sure to take out any seeds from the prunes, try not to spoil the prunes shape they will be soft and easy to take out (do check for seeds as they are very big and NEED to be removed). Add your prunes to your bowl and stir well making sure not to mash up your prunes.

Add your 2 Tbsp of light brown sugar and mix well. Now add your bread sprinkle with a large pinch of soft brown sugar, stir well.

Pour the prune juice into your mixture, stir well.

Grease and flour a round cake tin and pour in your pudding mixture. Shape it flat and even with a spoon.

For the almond crumble topping......

Place your almonds in a little bowl add your 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp butter and mix together by rubbing the crumble between your fingers.

Take your almond crumble and sprinkle chunks of it alover the top of your prune pudding.

Place into a pre heated oven at 180C for 10 minutes only! Take out for a minute turn down the heat to 150C then return to the oven for 50 minutes. Maybe set a timer if you havn't tim eto watch the clock time.

When your pdding is cooked it will feel spongy to the touch and soft but firm, your almond crumble should be golden brown. Leave your prune pudding to cool for at least 20 minutes before you take it out of the cake tin. It can be taken out warm but not too hot!

If you have acake tin where the bottom does not come out you can take off your almond crumble then return it to the top of your pudding once you have removed it from the tin. :)

Dust with powdered sugar and serve. Enjoy Jeena's Prune Pudding Recipe with Almond Crumble Top. :)

'If you want to be truly indulgent you can serve my prune pudding with a little fresh cream'.

" Word is out already that people are making this wonderful prune recipe !!! "

I have put a link below from a web visitor who has put this recipe to the test and the results were excellent, they were very impressed !

Click here for the easy cookbooks wonderful blog who has also made this recipe.

Cooking with prunes is wonderful as they are so tasty and the health benefits are amazing.

Learn more about the "health benefits of prunes".

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Anonymous said...

Intersting pudding. Can't get prunes where I live though! Just a question, wouldn't this be very sweet?

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Aparna thanks for stopping by. :) No this is not very sweet at all, there is just the perfect amount of ingredients to compliment one another. Puddings are generally sweet but my prune pudding is definitely not over sweet at all. :) It is really delicious! :)

The Bhandari's said...

sounds excellent..
Although am not having few things so am going to try with little modifications.. as can't wait to get the ingredients :)
will give u details day after 2morow then as definitly this is on my menu 2morow
thanks :)

Peter M said...

Jeena, you must hold the World Record for the longest posts with your "play by play"!

The almonds and prunes sound like a fabulous pairing.

Rosie said...

Hi Jeena, I really like prunes and what a bonus with all the health properties they give too!! Very nice recipe and it DOSE sound delicious mmmmmm

Rosie x

Adi said...

Love prunes. I use to have 3 or 4 each night as a late snack.
Never tried on puddings by themselves, but with a mix of dried fruits. Will bake next time with just prunes.

amna said...

looks lovely Jeena. May be u can cut down on the number of pics that look similar, takes a while to load the page and scroll :)

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Preeti I can't wait to hear how your prune pudding went. :) Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your pudding. :)

Hi Peter yes the ingredients sure go well together.:)

Hey Rosie it really does taste good, thanks for the comment it is a compliment from someone who cooks so many delicious sweeets. :)

Hi there Inmaculada thanks for stopping by, let me know when you make a prune pudding I would love to see. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Nags thanks for your comment. I have had 5 whole posts per page..... so now I have changed it to 2 post per page. This should help dramatically, 5 posts per page is a lot :D It should be better now. :)

Rachel said...

I love prunes..though a lot in my family dislike it..Love the crumbly top to the pudding!

Finla said...

Wow Jeena it looks really delicious. True i also thgt when i saw the first pick that it was a cake.
Wonderful pudding

Swati said...

We dont get prunes here(India) easily...can we use something else...would definitely want to try it out so do suggest an alternative...if there could be one...:)

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Rachel prunes are great arn't they. :)

Hi Happy thanks for stopping by it really does look like a cake yes. :)

Hi SUGARCRAFT thanks for stopping by. :) I guess you could try using dates soaked in some hot water and use the juices they soak in also or maybe you could have a look at what different tinned fruit you can get hold of that would go with the other ingredients in the recipe.

I hope this helps do let me know how it goes. :)

Kribha said...

Looks so delicious as usual Jeena. I've only eaten prunes as it is. Never tried cooking them. Also, I did not know that Couscous can be used in sweet dishes. Thanks for sharing.

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Kribha yes you can make sweets with couscous too. Thanks for stopping by. :)

The Bhandari's said...

Okie am going to try today, couldn't try that day so wish me luck :D
will come back soon with results

remya said...

really amazing jeena....i havent tried wif prunes yet...looks like very delicious pudding....thanku for sharing

The Bhandari's said...

Came out great but only common ingedient in urs and mine is prunes, as I didn't had rest of ingredients ... but definitly urs is on my christmas menu way back in india to wow my relatives :)
Do check mine... inspired by yours

Shivapriya said...

Wow really interesting. Hey send it to Latha (theyumblog) for AFAM dry fruits.