9 Delicious Summer Pudding Recipes You'll Really Love

February 25, 2021


The warmer weather is finally here, and with it comes more opportunities for outdoor parties. If you have a dinner party or other event coming up, you’re likely looking for some lighter dessert options to discuss with your event caterer. Traditional bread pudding or other heavy desserts just won’t cut it during the summer. That’s why we’re bringing you our favourite summer pudding recipes!

For the uninformed, summer pudding is a traditional British dessert made from simple ingredients you probably already have in your home. Most summer puddings are made from sliced white bread, fruit, and fruit juice. The dish works best if the bread you use has gone a bit stale so that it can hold its shape after being saturated with fruit juice.

Summer pudding has been around since the 19th century and is still popular today due to its flavour and how easy it is to put together. What’s best about summer berry pudding is the fact that you have to put it together a day or two before your party. This means that you don’t have to be running around your kitchen baking a dessert before your guests arrive!

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Now, let’s get into our favourite summer pudding recipes from across the web!


9 Tasty Summer Pudding Recipes


Classic Summer Pudding

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1. Classic Summer Pudding

The first summer pudding recipe on our list features a traditional recipe with elevated ingredients. While many summer pudding recipes call for inexpensive white bread, this recipe features Brioche bread. Using Brioche bread in your pudding will bring an extra level of panache to your meal-ending dish.

Check out the recipe for this classic pudding here!

Fruits used: Raspberry, blackberry, redcurrant, and strawberry


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2. Delia Smith Summer Pudding

What is an English meal without a recipe from Delia Smith? Delia’s recipe for this summer staple features soft fruits and white bread. She recommends that you serve your pudding with thick pouring cream, clotted cream, or crème fraîche as a topper. This pudding is sure to impress your dinner guests, and is a quintessentially English dish!

Head over to Delia Online to see her recipe.

Fruits used: Redcurrant, blackcurrant, and raspberry


jamie oliver summer pudding

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3. Jamie Oliver Summer Pudding

Another iconic British chef, Jamie Oliver, has his own take on this pudding made with summer berries and white bread. Jamie’s recipe includes using the juice of an orange in your berry mixture. It also includes vanilla paste, which brings a special element to the recipe. In the recipe, he also slathers the bread with jam before adding it to the pudding form to prevent it from getting too soggy. We love that touch, and you could probably incorporate it into any recipe on this list!

Find Jamie’s recipe by clicking here.

Fruits used: Raspberry, redcurrant, strawberry, blackberry, and blackcurrant


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4. Blueberry and Raspberry Pudding

This recipe features high-quality white bread (such as Brioche) with the crusts removed. The fruit mixture includes the juice of a lemon, bringing out the flavours of the cooked blueberries and raspberries. Epicurious recommends serving their pudding with a lemon verbena ice cream, which would make for quite a refreshing end to the meal!

Head over to Epicurious to learn how to make this recipe.

Fruits used: Blueberry and raspberry


Summer Pudding Loaf

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5. Summer Pudding Loaf

If you’re more drawn to loaf desserts but want to maintain the flavour of a summer pudding, this recipe is for you! This recipe uses a loaf pan instead of a pudding form and features thick white bread. If you have access to Challah or Brioche bread, either one would make the perfect base for this dessert.

Check out this recipe by clicking here.

Fruits used: Strawberry, blackberry, and raspberry


 Summer Pudding Cake

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6. Summer Pudding Cake

Would you like your pudding to take the place of a cake at your dinner or birthday party? You don’t have to sacrifice style to have the taste and texture of a summer pudding in place of a dense cake. This recipe calls for a cake pan instead of a pudding form. You should also top it with elderflower cream, the recipe for which can be found at the link below.

Head over to Good Housekeeping to learn how to make this pudding cake!

Fruits used: Strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, redcurrant, and blackcurrant


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Summer Pudding and Clotted Cream

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7. Summer Pudding and Clotted Cream

This summer fruit pudding recipe features layers of clotted cream between layers of berries. The resulting product is a delicious pudding with a beautiful cross-section. This pudding is sure to impress your guests, especially if you execute it perfectly! To make sure the cream stays pristine and white, the berries and cream are separated by extra pieces of bread.

Find the recipe for this summer berry pudding by clicking here!

Fruits used: Strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, redcurrant, and blackcurrant


Summer Pudding Trifle

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8. Summer Pudding Trifle

Would you like to make individual servings of summer pudding for your guests? If you would, this recipe is for you! This summer berry pudding recipe is more of a trifle and features layers of cream, bread, and berries. There are also pistachios scattered throughout the trifle, making the pudding especially beautiful through a glass trifle dish or mason jar.

Head over to Tastemade to find the recipe for this summer berry pudding trifle!

Fruits used: Strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry


Pimm’s Summer Pudding

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9. Pimm’s Summer Pudding

What’s more British than Pimm’s during the summer? Nothing, that’s what. So why not combine the popular British beverage with a classic pudding from Victorian England? That’s what this recipe for a Pimm’s summer pudding is doing! This strawberry and mint pudding is accented by the taste of Pimm’s and the fresh mint leaves in the pudding form. If you’re looking for a classically British pudding, this is it.

Check out the recipe for this Pimm’s inspired pudding by clicking here.

Fruits used: Strawberry, blackberry, and raspberry


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