Bakewell pudding

For a warm and cosy alternative to the bakewell tart, try making this egg-based pud. It’s best served with cream or ice cream

  • Prep:30 mins
    Cook:50 mins
    plus cooling
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 560
  • fat 40g
  • saturates 16g
  • carbs 39g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 11g
  • salt 0.77g


  • 320g sheet ready-rolled all-butter puff pastry
  • 150g butter , softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 1 lemon , zested
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tbsp raspberry jam
  • 25g flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar


  1. Unravel the pastry and use it to line a 20cm cake or pie tin with sloped sides. Trim the pastry, leaving about 2cm overhanging. Chill the pastry case while you prepare the filling. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl using an electric whisk for 2-3 mins until smooth and creamy.  Add the eggs, ground almonds, lemon zest, almond extract and a pinch of salt, then beat again until combined. Remove the pastry case from the fridge and spread the jam over its base, then spoon in the almond and egg mixture, smoothing it to the edge using a spatula. Scatter the flaked almonds on top and bake for 50 mins until golden brown. Leave to cool for at least 30 mins, then dust with icing sugar and serve with cream or ice cream. Will keep in an airtight container for a few days.

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