Creamy rice pudding with stewed plums

Creamy rice pudding with stewed plums

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 6
Give your guests a nostalgic hit with this nursery pudding of the highest order

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal886
  • fat56g
  • saturates33g
  • carbs82g
  • sugars57g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.49g
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For the plums

  • 200ml port
  • 200ml red wine
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise

    Star anise

    star an-eese

    Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…

  • 100g clear honey
  • zest and juice 2 oranges



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 500g plums, halved and pitted



    The juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet…

For the rice pudding

  • 1l full-fat milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 250ml double cream
  • 1 vanilla pod, split
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200g pudding rice
  • 50g salted butter
  • 250g tub mascarpone


  1. Heat oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1. Bring the Port and wine to the boil in a pan, with the cinnamon and star anise. Reduce by half, then add the honey, orange zest and juice.

  2. Pour the liquid over plum halves in a roasting tin, cover with wet baking parchment and very gently poach in the oven for 30 mins until soft but not exploding. Allow to cool in the liquid, gently removing the skins if you like, but it’s not necessary.

  3. Meanwhile, make the rice pudding. Put the milk, cream, vanilla pod, cinnamon stick and sugar in a pan. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 1 min.

  4. Place pan back on the heat, pour in the rice and stir. Simmer for 40 mins, stirring frequently, until the rice is soft. Remove from heat and keep warm. When ready to serve, remove vanilla pod and cinnamon. Stir in the butter and mascarpone. Spoon into large coffee cups or bowls and top with some of the stewed plums.

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Comments (3)

track61's picture

lavender should try short grain rice, also known as Carolina Rice. Not sure what the names are in Oz

selwood's picture

what rice do you recommend for this dish, here in Perth, Oz I can't seem to find pudding rice, would risotto rice do instead, would love to cook this for my children as they miss old fashioned rice pudding.

guiness's picture

A bloody amazing! My sister has a glut of plums on her tree this year so thought i would try this for dessert after the 3 hour belly of pork. It was beautiful, be warned though the rice does stick to the bottom of the pan really quickly so make sure you stir it alot but it was worth the stirring. My plums had longer in the oven but at a lower temp and they were so lovely. Can't wait for dinner tonight when I can have the left overs for pudding.

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