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Cranachan recipe

Cranachan recipe

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Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert showcasing the best of Scottish produce – oats, whisky, honey and raspberries. This creamy pud is popular as part of a Burns Night (25th January) supper but is so easy to whip up, you can enjoy it any time of year. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook, plus cooling
  • 324 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 40g oats
  • 250ml whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp clear honey, plus extra to serve
  • 1-2 tbsp whisky, to taste
  • 125g raspberries, plus extra to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    26g 37%
  • Saturates

    16g 80%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 17.5g Protein 2.8g Fibre 3.2g


  1. Heat a large frying pan over a low heat. Add the oats and toast, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins. Set aside to cool.
  2. Whip the cream until thick, then stir in the honey and whisky to taste. Crush 75g of the raspberries with a fork, then ripple through the whisky cream along with most of the oats and raspberries, reserving some to garnish.
  3. Divide between 4 bowls; scatter over the remaining oats, a few more raspberries and a drizzle of honey.
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