This English-style pudding tastes like a burst of summer. It combines soft, succulent summer berries with moist sweet sponge cake and a crisp light meringue topping. Mouthwatering!!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
For cake:
For mixed fruits:
For fruit syrup:
For jam spread:
For meringue:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease bottom and sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; dust lightly with flour.

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  • Sift together the flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix together 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, the egg, and 2 tablespoons of golden syrup in a mixing bowl. Add the sifted dry ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake for 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Place apples and 1/2 cup sugar into a saucepan and add cold water to almost cover the apples. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain. Stir the berries (drained, if using frozen) into the apple mixture, cover, and set aside.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the blueberry nectar, cherry preserves, and 2 tablespoons of golden syrup. Set aside.

  • Cut cake into 8 slices, about 1 inch thick. Spread each slice with 1/2 teaspoon raspberry jam. Arrange slices on the bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan or casserole, jam side up. Drizzle the fruit syrup over the slices. Spoon the mixed fruit over the top. Set aside.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  • Add egg whites to a large glass or metal bowl and whisk until foamy. Add a pinch of salt. While continuing to whisk, gradually incorporate 1 cup of sugar, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread the meringue over the fruit to the edges of the pan.

  • Bake for 30 minutes until meringue is golden brown.

Note

If using frozen berries, thaw and drain them but reserve the juice to use instead of the blueberry nectar for the fruit syrup.

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; 4.8 g protein; 103.3 g carbohydrates; 20.5 mg cholesterol; 348.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2007
This works well but is bery time consuming. Replacing making the sponge with using pre-prepared trifle sponges cuts down preparation time and also reduces the amount of fat. They don't need spreading with the jam mixture either as the combined fruits are adequate on their own - this also cuts out sugar and calories a win/win! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2007
This works well but is bery time consuming. Replacing making the sponge with using pre-prepared trifle sponges cuts down preparation time and also reduces the amount of fat. They don't need spreading with the jam mixture either as the combined fruits are adequate on their own - this also cuts out sugar and calories a win/win! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2007
This works well but is bery time consuming. Replacing making the sponge with using pre-prepared trifle sponges cuts down preparation time and also reduces the amount of fat. They don't need spreading with the jam mixture either as the combined fruits are adequate on their own - this also cuts out sugar and calories a win/win! Read More
(12)