Steamed Fruit Puddings


Lighter style dessert puddings served with orange brandy custard.

Prep time:20 mins

Cook time:20 mins

Makes: 6


  • 125g can Edgell Chick Peas, drained
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup low fat yoghurt
  • Finely grated rind of 1 orange
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg-white, beaten together
  • ½ cup pitted dates, chopped
  • ¾ cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • Orange wedges and shreds of rind for decoration
  • Orange Brandy Custard:
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder
  • 1 ½ cups skim milk
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons brandy


Step 1

Place drained Edgell Chick Peas into a food processor and process until finely chopped. Remove to a mixing a bowl. Add brown sugar, yoghurt, half the orange rind, orange juice, beaten egg and extra egg white and mix well.

Step 2

Stir in the dates, sifted self-raising flour and spice. Spoon mixture into 6 x ½ cup greased individual molds or cups. Cover with baking paper and secure with string or rubber bands.

Step 3

Place puddings into a steamer, cover and steam for 20 minutes. Carefully remove from steamer, stand for 2 minutes before removing from moulds and placing onto serving plates. Decorate with orange wedges and thin shreds of rind; serve with Orange Brandy Custard (see tip).

Tasty Tip!

Orange Brandy Custard: In a small saucepan blend the custard powder with a little of the milk to form a paste. Stir in the remaining milk, sugar, brandy and remaining orange rind. Stir over a gentle heat until thickened.

Steamed Fruit Puddings
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