Passion fruit teacup puddings

Cook these steamed sponge puddings in small, sturdy ramekins and serve in little china cups when entertaining

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:50 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 439
  • fat 22g
  • saturates 13g
  • carbs 52g
  • sugars 34g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 8g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 250g passion fruit or lemon curd
  • 4 ripe passion fruits, seeds and pulp removed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 85g butter, melted
  • 100ml milk
  • 140g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • icing sugar, to dust
  • clotted cream, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line a large, deep roasting tin with a tea towel, set aside, and boil the kettle. Put 100g of the curd in a bowl, mix the remaining curd with the passion fruit seeds and pulp, and divide between 6 teacups or ramekins (mine were around 200ml).

  2. Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and fluffy – this will take about 5 mins. Add the reserved curd, butter, milk, flour and baking powder. Fold the mixture together with a spatula until there are no visible lumps of flour, then divide between the teacups.

  3. Put the teacups in the roasting tin. Carefully fill the tin with hot water from the kettle to come about halfway up the sides of the teacups, being careful not to get any water in the cups. Bake for 50 mins until risen and golden. Once cooked, you can cool the puddings and chill for up to a day, or wrap in cling film and freeze for up to 2 months. To reheat, bring to room temperature, put back in a hot water bath in the oven and bake for 15 mins at 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Before serving, dust each pudding with a little icing sugar and put a spoonful of clotted cream on top, if you like.

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