Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

The juices of the fruit stain the bread in this pudding a deep red. Very pretty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all the fruits with the water and sugar in a saucepan and simmer until the fruit melts.
  2. Trim the crusts from the bread.
  3. Cut each slice in half lengthwise.
  4. Line the sides of a bowl or souffle dish with some the bread.
  5. Cover the bottom of the dish with triangles cut from the remaining bread (you want the entire bottom and sides of the bowl covered with bread, fitted neatly).
  6. Reserve the remainder of the bread for the top.
  7. Fill the bowl with the fruit mixture.
  8. Cover with the last of the bread.
  9. Place a flat plate over the pudding and weight it down with a can.
  10. Chill in the refrigerator overnight.
  11. When ready to serve, invert onto a dish and serve with whipped cream.


Most Helpful

i had this when we recently were in england. I found it very tasty.

england2 May 01, 2012

Summer Pudding is a traditional English dessert, and this is the nearest. I am English and have made this many times, I would use Strawberries, not cherries. But its all down to what you like! I also save some of the juice, because when you turn it out there maybe some white patches left in the bread, then you can just pour it over them. A lovely fresh dessert, that's not to sweet.

LadyPat December 29, 2007

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