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English Summer Pudding

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
This is a low-fat version of the classic English molded desserts that alternate layers of cake or bread, fruit, and custard. We've left out the custard here, allowing the fresh berries to take a starring role.

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups coarsely chopped peeled ripe fresh peaches (about 1 3/4 pounds)
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Triple Sec or other orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 (10-inch) round angel food cake
  • Fresh raspberries or blackberries (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 221
  • caloriesfromfat 2 %
  • fat 0.5 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 3.6 g
  • carbohydrate 50.6 g
  • fiber 6.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 190 mg
  • calcium 56 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

  2. Cut cake into 1-inch-thick slices; cut each slice in half diagonally to make 2 triangles. Line the bottom and sides of a 3-quart straight-sided glass bowl or trifle bowl with half of the cake pieces; spoon half of peach mixture into cake-lined bowl. Arrange half of remaining cake pieces over the peach mixture, and spoon remaining peach mixture over cake. Top with remaining cake pieces.

  3. Place plastic wrap on surface of cake pieces, and place a small plate on top of plastic wrap; place a 1-pound can on plate to firmly press mixture. Chill for 8 hours. Remove plate and plastic wrap. Garnish with additional fresh berries, if desired.