Chocolate & Prune Pudding

PREP: 30 MINS | COOK: 3 HRS | SERVES: Approx. 10

Chocolate & Prune Pudding with Spiced Mascarpone and Butterscotch Sauce

What you’ll need…

150g ANGAS PARK Prunes, chopped
150g SUNBEAM Raisins
150g SUNBEAM Sultanas
⅓ cup brandy
185g butter, cubed and softened
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 extra large eggs
1 cup self-raising flour
1½ cups fresh white breadcrumbs
¼ cup cocoa
80g dark chocolate, chopped
1½ tsp mixed spice

Butterscotch Sauce:
½ cup brown sugar
60g butter, diced
⅓ cup cream

Mascarpone Cream:
250g mascarpone
¼ tsp mixed spice

Seasonal fruit and toasted nuts, for serving


  1. Grease the base and sides of a 1.5L pudding basin. Combine prunes, raisins, sultanas and brandy in a microwave proof bowl and cook for 2 minutes. Stir well and set aside.
  2. Place butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until smooth and pale. Add eggs one at a time until well incorporated. Fold in the flour, breadcrumbs, cocoa, chocolate and mixed spice, followed by the fruit mixture. Mix until well combined.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pudding basin and cover (if no lid, use a couple of layers of baking paper and secure with string or a large elastic band. Then cover with a layer of foil, securing with a large elastic band. Place into a large pot with a small saucepan in the base. Pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the basin. Cover with a lid and simmer for 3 hours. Top up water as required.
  4. Remove from pot and either serve immediately, or leave in the basin and refrigerate until required.
  5. For butterscotch sauce, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, and gently bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.
  6. For mascarpone cream, fold mixed spice into mascarpone and set aside until required.
  7. For serving, place upturned pudding onto a serving plate and dollop with mascarpone and drizzle with butterscotch sauce. Decorate with seasonal fruits and toasted nuts.