Although red currants are classic in summer pudding, other combinations of berries, such as raspberries and blackberries or blueberries, can be used. Just be sure that at least half of the berries are red for the pudding to have the nicest color.

Melanie Barnard
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1993
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine currants, loganberries, sugar and water in a large heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring, and simmer over medium-low heat for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in jam, liquor and lemon juice. Let cool completely.

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  • Line a 1-quart pudding basin or souffle dish with plastic wrap, leaving a 4-inch overhang all around. Cut the bread slices in half diagonally, then fit them in the bottom and sides of the bowl, trimming further to fit snugly if needed. (You will have extra slices to be used for the top.)

  • Spoon the berry mixture into the bread-lined bowl; trim bread slices level with the top. Use remaining bread slices to cover the top. Fold the plastic wrap over the top of the pudding, then top with a plate slightly smaller than the diameter of the bowl. Weight the plate with a heavy can. Refrigerate at least 8 hours.

  • To serve, remove weight and plate, then fold back the overlap of plastic wrap. Set a rimmed serving plate over the bowl, then invert the pudding onto the plate. Remove the bowl and plastic wrap. Carefully cut wedges with a serrated knife and serve each portion with a dollop of yogurt.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 3 up to 1 day in advance.

Nutrition Facts

292 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 65.3g 21% DV; exchange other carbs 4.5; dietary fiber 4.9g 20% DV; sugars 44.5g; fat 1.5g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; cholesterol 0.7mg; vitamin a iu 121.4IU 2% DV; vitamin c 26mg 43% DV; folate 79.5mcg 20% DV; calcium 149.7mg 15% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 29.5mg 11% DV; potassium 319mg 9% DV; sodium 200.6mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 23% DV.