The best summer pudding recipes

Treat yourself to a fruity summer pudding bursting with fresh, seasonal flavours. Our simple pudding recipes are ideal for entertaining friends and family.

Summer berry pudding on plate with slice taken

Embrace the berry and tuck into one of our beautiful summer puddings. Our favourite seasonal showstoppers are quintessentially British puds packed with juicy berries and our favourite flavour twists. Stick to the classic pudding recipe, or try our elegant elderflower version or an ultra-decadent black forest pudding, and turn a handful of ingredients into something spectacular. Fancy a zesty summer pud? Try our luscious lemon pudding with summer berries for a fab storecupboard option the kids can help create. 

Need something special for a celebration? Check out our favourite summer cake recipes for some spectacular sponges. 
 

Classic easy summer pudding

Summer pudding with berries on plate with slice cut
Our easy summer pudding is perfect for pudding beginners who want a no-fuss berry-tastic dessert. Pile in raspberries, strawberries, redcurrants and blackberries and chill overnight for an impressive crowd-pleasing course. Trust us, it's easier than it looks. Check out our recipe tips for more delicious twists, like our spiced apple berry pudding or our apricot berry brioche combo. 
 

Blackcurrant queen of puddings 

Blackcurrant puddings on tray with spoon
Buttery brioche and a tart blackcurrant compote give this British classic a vibrant makeover. The combination of the sharp berries and sweet, pillowy meringue makes this blackcurrant queen of puddings an instant win. Serve these golden-topped triumphs warm from the oven. 
 

Elderflower summer pudding

Summer pudding on plate with ice cream and flowers
We never say no to a dash of elderflower cordial when the sun's out. Our pretty-in-pink elderflower summer pudding uses sourdough bread to complement the sweet berries, and a healthy glug of elderflower cordial for a fun floral addition. Serve with plenty of cream and any extra syrup. 
 

Black Forest pudding

Summer pudding with blackberries and cherries on plate
Vamp up your flavours with a splash of cassis, cherries and luscious dark fruits with our Black Forest summer pudding. This rich summery treat is stuffed to the brim with black grapes, blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries for a sweet and sharp delight. 
 

Grilled summer berry pudding

Summer berries and cream in dish
Keep things relaxed with our low-fat alternative to the traditional dessert, our grilled summer berry pudding. Take a grand total of five ingredients and turn them into a family-sized dish of bubbling goodness. It can be ready in 20 minutes – perfect for a last-minute addition to the dinner table. 
 

Summer pudding trifles 

Raspberry puddings in jars
Pack your pudding into these marvellous mini trifles – they're almost too cute to eat! We love the combination of these two British classics. The fresh raspberries and the sweet madeira loaf base make this indulgent pud a simple but delicious treat. 
 

Pink tiramisu

Pink tiramisu on plate with cutlery
Think pink with our twist on a classic tiramisu. This light, fresh and fruity pudding is packed with strawberry compote, a mix of berries, jelly and creamy mascarpone. Crumble over a few amaretti biscuits before serving for some extra crunch. If you're looking for something a little different to impress your guests, this is the recipe for you.
 

Enjoyed these puddings? Try our other seasonal treats...

Easy no-cook summer desserts
Top 10 summer cake recipes
Our ultimate summer dessert collection

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