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Fruit pudding for kids: Plum and almond

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This recipe was created by South African celebrity chef Reuben Riffel. Reuben enjoys featuring many delicious recipes from various countries to help others enjoy the delight that comes from each country. If you’re looking for an easy fruit pudding to make with your kids this one is it. Check out the recipe!

Simple fruit pudding for kids: Plum and almond pudding

Today we are featuring a yummy fruit pudding for kids that could well become a new favourite in your home.

Yield: 5 Servings

Plum and Almond Pudding

Plum and Almond Pudding

A simple South Africa pudding dish to make for your family.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1tsp butter
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2tsp Chinese 5-spice powder
  • 5 South African plums
  • 2 large eggs
  • 80g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200ml milk
  • 200ml single cream
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp brandy
  • 20g flaked almonds, plus a few extra
  • Icing sugar, for sprinkling
  • 100ml double cream
  • 1tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/4tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp brandy


    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. Use the butter to grease a 1 litre baking dish.
    2. Heat 300ml water in a saucepan with half the caster sugar (30g), the cinnamon stick and 5-spice powder.
    3. When the sugar has dissolved add the plums and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile, use a whisk to beat together the eggs, flour, salt, milk, single cream, vanilla extract, and brandy. Add the remaining 30g sugar.
    5. Allow a few minutes for the sugar to dissolve.
    6. Stir in the almonds.
    7. Use a draining spoon to transfer the plums from the cooking liquid to the baking dish. Pour in the batter and bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown.
    8. Cool for a few minutes.
    9. Meanwhile, whip the cream in a chilled bowl until it holds its shape, then whisk in the sugar, brandy and vanilla extract.
    10. Serve the plum pudding sprinkled with icing sugar and a few extra almonds, accompanied by the brandy cream.


Consider making this with halved and pitted South African peaches in the future.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 567Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 47gProtein: 9g

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