Using canned pears for this dessert is certainly the quickest easiest way to make it, but if you’ve got the time poaching fresh pears until they’re soft would make it just that much better.
Tinned pineapple isn’t used much these days, but it can still be worthwhile when fresh pineapple is out of season. It’s quite sweet and that can make things with it in a bit too sweet – this pudding breaks that sweetness down with lemon juice though. Haven’t tried it myself, but I think it could be a good family pudding.
This is a quick and easy dessert for when pears are in season. The combination of coffee, pear, ice cream and maybe a dollop of cream is delicious.
This is another hearty pudding for the cold winter months. It’s almost a cake with banana filling and would probably be quite OK eaten cold or warmed up in the microwave.
Dessert recipes using tinned fruit have gone completely out of fashion, but they’re still worth trying when fresh stoned fruit is out of season. A pudding like this makes a warm and filling dessert – especially in the colder months.
There’s no picture with this recipe so I thought it was going to be one of those wonderfully stodgy baked puddings. Instead I was surprised to discover that it’s a much lighter dessert – butterscotch with a meringue topping. It would be wonderfully sweet and just screams out for some cream on top.
No, this isn’t a recipe for just chocolate macaroons – it’s actually a chocolate dessert with macaroons on top. It’s a new one to me. It’s cooked in individual souffle dishes with a chocolate crumb base, a rich chocolate/coffee sauce and topped with coconut macaroons. Definitely one for the chocolate lovers.