Wondering what to do with leftover Christmas Pudding? Well here’s an idea: “Christmas Pudding Crumble”
We had a couple of puddings leftover this year and I know in theory we could keep them until next year but I am really bad at buying things, shoving them in a cupboard, forgetting about them and then buying them again. So I was determined that this year that didn’t happen, hence needing ideas for leftovers.
In previous years I have made truffles from the pudding (drizzle white chocolate on them and add tiny bits of angellica and cherries) but that reminds me of Christmas and now that it is mid January I am kind of over the whole festive season and don’t want 24 mini festive looking treats hanging around. Which left me thinking that as I crave a crumble every Sunday (generally around 4pm when all the shops are shut and I can’t go out for ingredients) I would plan a crumble in advance. It’s basically an apple crumble with the pudding broken into the crumble mix.
The recipe for this crumble is super simple and smells delicious. It is also a great way to get rid of the last of the cranberry sauce too because you mix it in with the apples!
- 200g of leftover Christmas pudding
- 2 large cooking apples
- 2 tbs of cranberry sauce
- 100g butter
- 200g plain flour
- 150g demerara sugar
- 50g ground almonds
- Preheat oven to 180c
- Grease a large deep baking dish
- Rub the butter and flour together with finger tips until it resembles breadcrumbs, stir in sugar and almonds.
- (THERMOMIX METHOD: put flour, butter, almonds and sugar in the bowl and use Turbo mode five times until it resembles breadcrumbs)
- Break up the Christmas pudding into the crumble mix, stirring gently until all combined
- Peel, core and thickly slice the apples and tip on the cranberry sauce, mixing together with your hands to ensure all the apples are coated in the sauce.
- Spoon the crumble on top of the fruit
- Bake for 40 minutes, or until browned
- Serve with ice cream or cream
If crumble doesnt really float your boat how about a Christmas Pudding Sundae recipe like this one from Donna over at The Redhead Says?
This is one of my recipes featuring My Granny’s Baking Tin, find out more by clicking the link!