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Passion fruit and lemon steamed pudding recipe

Passion fruit and lemon steamed pudding recipe

5 ratings

Make this fruity steamed pudding for a tasty and comforting dessert with an exotic twist. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 20 mins to prepare and 2 hrs 00 mins to cook
  • 415 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian


For the topping

  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 2 passion fruit, pulp of

For the sponge

  • 175g (6oz) butter, very soft
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 3g (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 175g (6oz) golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 passion fruit, pulp of
  • pinch salt
  • fine zest of 2 lemons
No self-raising flour? Add 2 tsp baking powder for every 150g plain flour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    21g 30%
  • Saturates

    12g 60%
  • Sugars

    37g 41%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 53.5g Protein 5.8g Fibre 1.1g


  1. Butter a 1·2 litre (2pt) pudding basin and line the base with a snug-fitting circle of nonstick baking paper. Have circles of pleated foil, buttered baking paper and string ready, as before.
  2. For the topping, combine 75g (3oz) golden caster sugar, juice of 1 large lemon and pulp of 2 passion fruit in a bowl. Spoon into the basin.
  3. For the sponge, beat the butter, golden syrup, self-raising flour, baking powder, golden caster sugar, eggs, pulp of 2 passion fruit, pinch salt and fine zest of 2 lemons together with electric beaters until smooth – about a minute.
  4. Spoon into the basin, without mixing the batter and sauce. Smooth the top. Tie the buttered paper and foil on top and steam for 2 hours on a trivet, testing with a skewer, as before. Lift out and upturn the hot pudding and serve straight away.

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