Jamie's leftover Christmas pudding & ice cream sundae

Christmas pudding and ice cream sundae

Serves 4

  • 200 g Christmas pudding, leftover

  • 6 tablespoons cranberry sauce

  • red or mulled wine

  • 2 teaspoons sugar, to taste, optional

  • 500 ml good-quaity vanilla ice cream

  • 1 large handful flaked almonds, toasted

  • 100 g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)

Put a pan over a medium heat and crumble in your Christmas pudding. Squash it down a bit with a wooden spoon to help it heat up and get a bit crispy. Fry for about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring every so often so it doesn't catch. In another small pan on a low heat, add your cranberry sauce with a splash of red or mulled wine. Stir in and cook for a few minutes until warmed through. If your sauce is too tart for your liking, add a teaspoon or two of sugar. If you've made up a batch of my spiced sugar, then use that because it will be delicious with the cranberry.



Once your pudding is warm and slightly crispy and the sauce has heated up, divide half of your pudding between your four glasses or bowls. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the pudding, drizzle over your hot cranberry sauce, and a good sprinkling of toasted flaked almonds. Divide the remaining Christmas pud between your glasses and layer again with ice cream, cranberry sauce and flaked almonds. Finish the sundae off by grating over a bit of nice dark chocolate and dig in before the ice cream melts.

Nutritional Information

Jamie's leftover Christmas pudding & ice cream sundae

An indulgent treat

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If you didn't scoff the lot on the big day, this recipe uses up leftover Christmas pud brilliantly
Serves 4
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What I'm giving you here is really more of a suggestion because the amount of Christmas pudding you'll have leftover will really depend on how greedy your guests were on Christmas day. But personally, I love Christmas pudding and I think it's almost worth having another pudding stashed away so you can make this as an after-Christmas treat.

Put a pan over a medium heat and crumble in your Christmas pudding. Squash it down a bit with a wooden spoon to help it heat up and get a bit crispy. Fry for about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring every so often so it doesn't catch. In another small pan on a low heat, add your cranberry sauce with a splash of red or mulled wine. Stir in and cook for a few minutes until warmed through. If your sauce is too tart for your liking, add a teaspoon or two of sugar. If you've made up a batch of my spiced sugar, then use that because it will be delicious with the cranberry.

Once your pudding is warm and slightly crispy and the sauce has heated up, divide half of your pudding between your four glasses or bowls. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the pudding, drizzle over your hot cranberry sauce, and a good sprinkling of toasted flaked almonds. Divide the remaining Christmas pud between your glasses and layer again with ice cream, cranberry sauce and flaked almonds. Finish the sundae off by grating over a bit of nice dark chocolate and dig in before the ice cream melts.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 636
    32%
  • Carbs 74.9g
    29%
  • Sugar 65.3g 73%
  • Fat 31.6g 45%
  • Saturates 16.7g 84%
  • Protein 10.9g 24%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 200 g Christmas pudding, leftover

  • 6 tablespoons cranberry sauce

  • red or mulled wine

  • 2 teaspoons sugar, to taste, optional

  • 500 ml good-quaity vanilla ice cream

  • 1 large handful flaked almonds, toasted

  • 100 g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)