English Summer Pudding

English Summer Pudding

The British are known for royal weddings, TV crime series, fanatic paparazzi, and… summer pudding (among other things, of course).

But this isn’t your grandma’s pudding: Summer pudding is a simple, chilled dessert made with just bread and berries, and served with whipped or clotted cream, depending on which side of the Atlantic you’re on.

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Who calls that ‘pudding’?!” (As Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride would say: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Fun fact: In Britain, “pudding” is what they usually call any dessert, unless it refers to a specific dish, like Yorkshire pudding. Which is basically a type of muffin. And still not pudding.

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Myriad (and confusing) pudding definitions aside, this pudding uses all my favorite berries — strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries — with a little honey to cut any tartness.

And then there’s the bread that soaks up all the gorgeous berry juices. This recipe is a great way to use those “ugly” berries that don’t make the Instagram cut, but you can also use frozen berries, too.

Did I mention there’s no cooking involved?

But you will have to wait 24 hours for all that goodness to meld together; that just makes it a great “pudding” to make ahead for your next barbecue or dinner party.

Assemble, stick it in the fridge, and take it out right before serving. Easiest. Dessert. Ever.

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Want more cool and healthy dessert recipes? Try our recipes for no-churn ice cream, Strawberry Panna Cotta, and Peanut Butter Fudgy Pops, and let us know how they turn out!

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English Summer Pudding

This isn’t your grandma’s pudding: Summer pudding is a simple, chilled dessert made with just bread and berries, and served with whipped or clotted cream, depending on which side of the Atlantic you’re on.

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword pudding
Prep Time 1 d 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 1 d 10 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 129 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 slices low-sodium sprouted whole-grain bread, crusts removed, divided use
  • ¾ cup fresh (or thawed frozen) sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh (or thawed frozen) blackberries
  • ½ cup fresh (or thawed frozen) blueberries
  • ¼ cup fresh (or thawed frozen) raspberries
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 6 tsp. reduced-fat (2%) plain yogurt

Instructions

  1. Line a 2-quart dish, lightly coated with spray, with 4 slices of bread. Set aside.
  2. Combine strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and honey in a large bowl; slightly mash berries. Mix well.
  3. Top bread with berries and remaining 4 slices bread.
  4. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; top with something heavy, like a saucepan. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  5. Portion pudding into 8 serving bowls; top each with 1 tsp. yogurt.
Nutrition Facts
English Summer Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Grain Carb
½ Fruit

P90X3 Portions
1½ Carb

Body Beast Portions
1 Starch
½ Fruit

Container Equivalents
½ Purple
1 Yellow

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